Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Marie Watt Lecture

Mills College Art Lecture Series presents Marie Watt
February 23, 2011 7:00 pm
Danforth Lecture Hall in the Aron Art Center
Lecture made possible by the Herringer Family Foundation

Marie Watt is a multidisciplinary artist who was born in Seattle in 1967 and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her approach to art-making is shaped by the proto- Feminism of Iroquois matrilineal custom, a discourse on social practice, as well as Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. Like Jasper Johns, she is interested in "things that the mind already knows." Unlike the Pop artists, she use a vocabulary of natural materials (stone, cornhusks, wool, cedar) and forms (blankets, pillows, bridges) that are universal to human experience (though not uniquely American) and noncommercial in character.

All lectures are free & open to the public

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