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Lecture Series

Fall 2015

SacaridizLorrie Fredette
Oct. 1 • 7:30 • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague.





SacaridizJohn Messinger
Nov. 5 • 7:30 • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

The images that comprise his work are sourceless, that is, their only provenance is a position in digital space. Messinger is of the generation old enough to have a foot in both worlds, analogue and digital, but in this preference for found images Messinger expresses the tendency of the time to rescind the role of the originator in favor of the curator, as iteration yields to circulation.


Spring 2015

SacaridizPaul Sacaridiz
Jan. 22 • 7:30 • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

Ceramic sculptor Paul Sacaridiz combines fired ceramic form with metal and wood to create installations that suggest architectural structures and systems and to examine our perceptions of interior design, food, and ornamentation.







RobertsWrightLucienne Roberts + Rebecca Wright
March 5 • 7:30 • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

Established by graphic designer Lucienne Roberts and design educator Rebecca Wright, GraphicDesign& partners graphic designers with experts from other fields to inform, educate, entertain and provoke – and to challenge perceptions about what and who graphic design is for.




YauJohn Yau
April 9 • 7:30 • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

John Yau, American poet and art critic has published over 50 books of poetry, artists’ books, fiction, and art criticism. He is the founder of Black Square Editions and curently writes for Hyperallergic Weekend.


Fall 2014

killaarsIngrid Kopp
Sept. 30 • 7:30 • Hodges Library Auditorium

An innovator in interactive storytelling and maker culture, Ingrid Kopp is Director of Digital Initiatives at the Tribeca Film Institute where she oversees the TFI New Media Fund. Co-sponsored by UT Libraries and the School of Art VADSCO committee.



godfreyDewitt Godfrey
Oct. 2 • 7:30pm • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

DeWitt Godfrey is an American sculptor, best known for his large abstract constructions of banded steel installed in public sites. Sponsored by the School of Art VADSCO committee.


chanLouis Chan
Nov. 6 • 7:30pm • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

Chan, a recent graduate of Hunter College in New York, spent several years photographing of the homes of Asian-Americans. Sponsored by the School of Art VADSCO committee.





beachRachel Beach
Nov. 12 • 7:30pm • McCarty Auditorium • A+A Building 109

Using plywood, paint, pastel, and screenprinting, Rachel Beach makes totemic sculptures that seem to defy the laws of perspective and gravity. Co-sponsored by Ready for the World and the School of Art VADSCO committee.




saltzsmithJerry Saltz & Roberta Smith
Nov. 20 • 7:30pm • UC Auditorium • The University Center

Saltz and Smith are art critics for the New York Magazine and New York Times, respectively. A true power couple, Saltz and Smith have been married for over 20 years. They have established their reputations as distinct voices of the contemporary art mainstream and set the tone for art criticism in America today.

This event is supported by the UT Visual Arts Committee, the The Mildred Haines and William Elijah Morris Lecture Endowment, and the UT School of Art VADSCO committee.


Fall 2013

killaarsSept. 12, Fransje Killaars, 7:30pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
For nearly 20 years, Killaars' brightly colored fabrics and hand woven textiles alter existing architectural environments and suggest the existence of imagined spaces. Killaars' works feature color pairings inspired by India and color field painting of the 1960s. She creates vivid installations that are often in stark contrast to the galleries and conservative public institutions they inhabit. Co-sponsored by Ready for the World.


osorioOct. 10, Pepon Osorio, 7:30pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
A master at installation art, Osorio is best known for his baroque, polemically charged environments. His use of mass-produced objects coupled with his socio-anthropological savvy presents the spectator with the opportunity to engage in multiple readings of his work. Ultimately, they speak not only to the Latino community but to society in general. Since 2006 he has been a Professor of Art at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Co-sponsored by Ready for the World.


zoubokNov. 4, Pavel Zoubok, 7:30pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
Since 1997, Pavel Zoubok Gallery has exhibited the work of contemporary and modern artists with a particular focus in the fields of collage, assemblage and mixed media installation. Zoubok is Founder and Artistic Director of the International Collage Center. The ICC is dedicated to the study and appreciation of collage and its related forms, including assemblage, photomontage and mixed-media installation.


whiteNov. 7, Wayne White, 7:30pm in the UC Auditorium (sponsored by VADSCO)
Wayne White is best known for his work in the 1980s on the popular television show Pee-Wee's Playhouse, where his set and puppet designs won three Emmy Awards. In recent years his paintings typically involve kitsch, commercially printed imagery, and humorous, painted word play. White is featured in the recent movie by Neil Berkeley, "Beauty is Embarrassing." Co-sponsored by the UT Department of Theatre.

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Spring 2013

Jan. 31, Chad Curtis, 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
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Feb. 28, William Lamson, 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
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March 14, Katy Siegel, "Facture and Fidelity: Contemporary Painting;" 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)


Fall 2012

Sept. 6, Fred Hagstrom, "History Pages: Book Arts and Social Issues," 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
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September 27, Barbara MacAdam, "Pencil Pushed," 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)


Oct. 4, Mary Reid Kelley, 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
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Oct. 25, Jeffrey Vallance, 7pm in A+A 109 (sponsored by VADSCO)
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