Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Favianna Rodriguez

Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Danforth Lecture Hall, Aron Art Center

Favianna Rodriguez is a printmaker and digital artist based in Oakland. Using high-contrast colors and vivid figures, her composites reflect literal and imaginative migration, global community, and interdependence. Whether her subjects are immigrant day laborers in the U.S., mothers of disappeared women in Juárez, Mexico, or her own abstract self portraits, Rodriguez brings new audiences into the art world by refocusing the cultural lens. Through her work we witness the changing U.S. metropolis and a new diaspora in the arts.

Rodriguez is renowned for her vibrant posters dealing with issues such as war, immigration, globalization, and social movements. She has lectured widely on the use of art in civic engagement and the work of artists who, like herself, are bridging the community and museum, and the local and international. Rodriguez's has worked closely with artists in Mexico, Europe, and Japan, and her works appear in collections at Bellas Artes (Mexico City), The Glasgow Print Studio (Glasgow, Scotland), and Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles).

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Ethnic Studies Department, Mills College Art Museum, and Mills College Mujeres Unidas.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Packard Jennings - This Wednesday - CANCELED

The MFA Lecture series scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 featuring local artist Packard Jennings has been CANCELED.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: DON'T STOP WRITING

Ginger Wolfe-Suarez is an artist whose pluralistic practice is rooted in conceptual art making, writing, and political organizing. In DON'T STOP WRITING she will discuss the relationships between her practice and text, along with the history of nonviolence and writing. Presented in conjunction with Ginger Wolfe-Suarez: AS LONG AS I WILL LIVE YOU WILL LIVE on view at the Mills College Art Museum.

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30pm.  Danforth Lecture Hall.

Above image:  Ginger Wolfe-Suarez, work camp (detail), 2007-2008.  Mixed media installation. Courtesy of the artist.