Visual Culture Lectures / Tues April 10, 2018

Two guests will talk about their work next Tuesday as part of University of Minnesota Duluth’s  Visual Culture Lecture Series.

Don Clark and George Slade served as jurors for the Department of Art & Design 2018 Annual Student Exhibit in the Tweed Museum of Art. These events are free and open to the public! 

Tuesday, April 10 | 6 pm | Don Clark | Montague 70

Don Clark
Don Clark is an artist and cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio based in Seattle, Washington. Don formed Invisible Creature in early 2006 with his brother Ryan. Together they have worked with clients such as Target, LEGO, Wired Magazine, Nike, Adobe, XBox, The New York Times, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar and more. In 2008, Invisible Creature received their fourth consecutive Grammy nomination for packaging design.
Invisible Creature also designs and curates their own line of products for both children and adults alike. Their products can be found in stores such as Barneys New York, Walker Art Center, Nordstrom, SF MOMA, Super7, Whole Foods & more. Don’s love for mid-century design and illustration lays the groundwork for Invisible Creature’s aesthetic, although his range reaches far beyond any one, specific style.
He lives with his wife and their 3 children on a ranch 30 minutes southeast of Seattle.

Tuesday, April 10 | 6 pm | George Slade | Montague 70

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George Slade is a curator, art historian, writer, and consultant based in Minneapolis. He has served in curator and director roles for Minnesota Museum of American Art, Mia (aka the Minneapolis Institute of Art), Minnesota Center for Photography, and the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. He was the director of the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowships for Photographers program for ten years. He has lectured and been invited to take part in portfolio reviews at art institutions internationally. His writings appear on-line and in print; he has written essays for numerous artist monographs and periodicals. He received his B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, and his M.A. in Organizational Leadership from St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

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Motion + Media Research Symposium at UMD

​Open to students, faculty and community members who are interested in emerging media, interactive design, digital storytelling, motion capture, and related research… Registration Link below…
 
Motion + Media Research Symposium
Friday, April 15 2016 at 10 AM – 3 PM
This one day symposium brings together artists, scientists and researchers from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to share their creative work with emerging media. Sponsored by University of Minnesota Duluth, Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab. Featuring Keynote by Dave Beck “The Convergence of History & Environment through Games & Animation” and Elizabeth LaPensée, Indigenous Game Designer, Research for Indigenous Community Health Center. Research Topics to include: Motion Capture, Virtual Reality, Interactive Environments, and Video Production. Open to students, faculty and the public by RSVP / Advance registration. Free lunch for those who pre-register.
To reserve your spot…
Register for the Motion + Media Research Symposium here:
http://goo.gl/forms/P61yFGxm9c
Tentative Schedule for Friday April 15
10am : Welcome to MMADlab / 25 Bohannon Hall / Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab Presentations
11am : Keynote in 90 Bohannon Hall / Dave Beck (UW-Stout) “The Convergence of History & Environment through Games & Animation”
Noon : Lunch + Networking
1pm : Elizabeth LaPensee Presentation on Indigenous Games, Speed research, Brainstorm session
2pm : Hands-on project demos, interactive experiencesPlease join us for a one day gathering of interdisciplinary researchers… Presentations, speed research, networking, and project demos.

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Visiting Artists : Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

2 Chances on Tuesday October 6 to hear visiting artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison talk about their artwork on our campus, at 2pm in the Tweed and at 6pm in Montague Hall. Both events are open to all students and the public.
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Tweed Museum of Art > Talk on Collaboration
October 6, 2015  | 2 pm | Tweed Library
The couple will join us in the Tezla Library at Tweed to deliver a talk on collaboration and engage in an informal Q&A session on the topic.

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Art&Design Visual Culture Lecture Series

October 6, 2015 | 6 pm | Montague 70

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison / Photography and Performance

The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images.  The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition. Shana, who studied painting, dance history and metalsmithing, and Robert, a photographer, have collaborated for over 18 years.

View their bodies of work here: http://www.parkeharrison.com/  

Working collaboratively, In 2000 Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images. In 2007 the ParkeHarrisons were awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Fellowship. “The Architect’s Brother,” a museum exhibition of 45 of their images traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Currently their images are included in various group exhibitions including, “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”, “Imaging a Shattered Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate” and envisioning Change”, an exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations environment Programme’s, World Environment Day. Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.  Robert ParkeHarrison studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. In 1999 he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Shana ParkeHarrison received a degree in painting from William Woods College. She went on to study Dance history and metalsmithing at University of New Mexico.

Scott Stulen + Bud Rodecker / Lectures

UMD Annual Student Show Jurors:

Scott Stulen (artist and curator) and Bud Rodecker (graphic designer)

will talk about their creative work as part of the Visual Culture Lecture Series.

The VCLS lectures are free and open to the public.

Tuesday April 10, 2012

6:00pm in Montague Hall 70

University of Minnesota Duluth

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See Bud Rodecker’s Portfolio and work with THIRST

http://budrodecker.com/

http://3st.com/

At Thirst, Rodecker helped create Gather Give Grow, a six-minute short highlighting the program of Archeworks’ Mobile Food Collective (MFC). The film premiered at the U.S. Pavilion of the Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale.

http://3st.com/#/clients/design_educators/archeworks_mfc

More about Scott Stulen’s projects and artwork here:

http://www.scottstulen.com/works.html

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Visual Culture Lecture: Gregory Volk

2011-12 Visual Culture Lecture Series

March 20 @ 6:00 PM in Montague Hall 70

Gregory Volk, art critic and curator

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Read Volk’s article about Roxy Paine’s Maelstrom here:

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/features/roxy-paine/

Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic and freelance curator. He

writes regularly for Art in America, and his articles and reviews have

also appeared in many other publications, including Parkett and

Sculpture. Among his recent contributions to exhibition catalogues are

essays on Joan Jonas (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007) and

Bruce Nauman (Milwaukee Art Museum, 2006). His essay on Vito Acconci

is featured in Vito Acconci: Diary of a Body, 1969 – 1973, published

by Charta in 2007. Together with Sabine Russ, Gregory Volk has curated

numerous exhibitions, including Agitation and Repose at Tanya Bonakdar

Gallery in New York, Public Notice: Paintings in Laumeier Sculpture

Park in St. Louis, and Surface Charge at the Anderson Gallery in

Richmond, Virginia. Gregory Volk received his B.A. from Colgate

University and his M.A. from Columbia University.

Extra Credit >> Make some notes on this lecture tonight and post your comments here to the blog by the end of Wednesday. About 100-150 words about what ideas you found most surprising or interesting in Gregory Volk’s talk tonight.

Visual Culture Lecture: Rocky McCorkle

Another Extra Credit Op for Digital Art Students >>

Rocky McCorkle, Photography Lecture

6:00 PM Tuesday March 27 in Montague Hall 70

Rocky McCorkle, born in 1978 in Columbus, Ohio, currently lives and works in San Francisco, California. He studied photography at The Ohio State University in Columbus (2001-2005) and earned his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute (2005-2007).

For the past few years, McCorkle has been constructing a silent film narrating the internal discourse of an elderly woman in today’s pervasively influential world. Through a sequence of stills, “You and Me On A Sunny Day” explores the impact that film and fictional media has on her way of life. Each frame in this ongoing series is a large-format (8×10-inch) photograph.

Rocky McCorkle

http://www.rockymccorkle.com/

In 2008, McCorkle’s solo exhibition “You and Me On A Sunny Day” at Little Tree Gallery received a rave review in Artweek, where contributing editor Colin Berry compared his work to the photography of Lukas Roth and Andreas Gursky. In 2007, he was a winner in PDN (Photo District News) Magazine’s Pix Digital Imaging Contest 13 and Photographer’s Forum College Contest. McCorkle, a member of Nikon’s Emerging Artist Hall of Fame, has been exhibited at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions in San Francisco, Lennox Contemporary in Toronto, and GoEun Museum of Photography in South Korea.

VISUAL CULTURE LECTURE : Amze Emmons

Visiting Artist: AMZE EMMONS

VISUAL CULTURE LECTURE

WHEN: 6 pm TUESDAY February 7

WHERE: MONTAGUE HALL 70

University of Minnesota Duluth

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Additional work and information can be found at:

www.amzeemmons.com

About the artist:

Amze Emmons (b. 1974, Amsterdam, NY) is a Philadelphia-based, multi-disciplinary artist with a background in drawing and printmaking. His images evoke a sense of magical/minimal realism inspired by architectural illustration,

comic books, cartoon language, street art, information graphics, news footage, consumer packaging, instruction manuals and cinematic space-time.

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Emmons is also a co-founder and contributor of the popular art blog

www.printeresting.org