Please join us Wednesday, April 12 in the McCarty Auditorium at the University of Tennessee School of Art, for New York based artist Jonathan VanDyke’s lecture on his work. VanDyke’s visit to campus parallels his recent show “The Invert” at Tops Gallery in Memphis, TN which opens this Sunday, April 9th.
“Jonathan VanDyke uses performance, submission/ dominance choreography, drip painting, and other techniques to generate ‘durational paintings.’ Cutting, stitching, and costume design are also part of VanDyke’s work, and he specifically acknowledges feminist influences.”
“Jonathan’s got this incredibly hybridity to his work: textiles and paintings come out of performances, performances are informed by fashion and sports, paintings and photographs are displayed in the round as sculpture and set – it’s a similar attitude to Delaunay, as well as Dona Nelson, and even some Brazilian artists like Helio Oiticia and Lygia Clark. If all that isn’t enough, his work is drop dead gorgeous, tightly stretched, bodily, lusty, and filled with some kind of catharsis, …”
_ Angelina Gualdoni
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