in Haertter Hall Performing Arts Center:

Basil Kincaid      American, born 1986

Quilt: The Blues Come and Go    

fabric, thread, paint, dimensions variable

Jan - May, 2017

Basil Kincaid is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work explores diasporic identity, heritage, family traditions, and performance/surveillance of self. Hailing from St. Louis MO, much of Kincaid’s work is site specific. An avid quilter, sculptor, photographer, poet and installation artist, Kincaid has shown in solo and group exhibitions in St. Louis, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, and Accra, Ghana.

 

 

 

Blue 540 x 400 pixels

Orange 250 x 250 pixels

Currently in Haertter Hall Performing Arts Center

 

TATE FOLEY

Tate Foley’s work revolves around printing and bookmaking, often examining connections between language and social issues. Part of the 2016 Great Rivers BiennialPost No Bills, an installation of large-scale sculptures and twelve single-channel videos, reframes the language of protest. Foley’s freestanding structures are architectural, geometric, and assembled with an attention to detail that defies their seemingly make-shift construction. Created with a Risograph—a digital printing technology that came to the fore in the 1980s—prints of phonetically spelled words are wheat pasted to the structures’ facades. Such terms as “bourgeoisie,” “systematic,” and “explicit” envelop the sculptures, which formally recall bulletin boards. Often used by the media to discuss issues of gender, ethnicity, and class, these terms hint at the possibility of antagonism and exclusion.

 

ON LOAN

Currently featured ON LOAN is AIR FORCE by Chinese artist Shen Jingdong

For many contemporary Chinese artists, the iconography of their nation has been the main source of inspiration.
Shen Jingdong also uses these communists icons in his paintings and sculptures, but he does this a particular way. He paints the soldiers and the world that he got to know during the sixteen years he spent in the army.
Shen Jingdong presents his soldiers in the most brilliant light in the "Eight Route Army", having in mind the iconic images of Mao Zedong, the Japanese comics, the terracotta warriors and the children soldiers.
For him, they are not mere killing machines, but rather consumer objects, toys coming straight out of a hypermarket or an assembly line.
After 16 years of service in the Chinese army, Shen Jingdong has been working in his Beijing studio for a decade now.

 

 

11.22.2013 - News Title

The power of the convergence intuitions, sources and thinking of aesthetic gratification. The power of the convergence intuitions, sources and thinking of aesthetic gratification.

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08.09.2013 - News Title

The power of the convergence intuitions, sources and thinking of aesthetic gratification.

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