Spring 2009 Schedule

ART FORUM LECTURE SERIES

Department of Art & Design
Art Forum Coordinator: Patricia Lay
TUESDAYS 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Location: Montclair State University; University Hall Room 1010
Open to the Public; Admission is free

 



JANUARY 27
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 WAYNE GONZALES: Painter.
Since 2001, Gonzales has been known for his politically charged paintings based on photographs and documents culled from the archives of American history and popular culture. The artist's subject matter has included such diverse topics as the Hooter's girls, Lee Harvey Oswald, The White House and self-portraiture. Wayne Gonzales's work may be found in public and private collections internationally, most notably the Dallas Museum of Art , Dallas, TX and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY. He shows with Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY. www.paulacooper.com



FEBRUARY 3
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 KIRSTEN HASSENFELD: Sculptor and installation.
Kirsten Hassenfeld’s handmade paper structures reference luxury goods, architecture and forms found in nature, using light to transform translucent materials into ghostlike representations of plentitude. Trained as a printmaker at Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Arizona, she has been making three-dimensional works of paper since 1999. She has received awards from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a fellowship at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and a studio award from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation. Her work has been featured at the Brooklyn Museum, PS1 and the Jewish Museum. Her lecture will explore the evolution of her current approach to artmaking, drawn from diverse experiences and past studio practices. www.bellwethergallery.com



FEBRUARY 10
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 WILLIAM FRAKE: Animator. www.imdb.com/name/nm0289687/



FEBRUARY 17
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 HANUMAN KAMBLI: Printmaker.
Hanuman Kambli is one of India’s foremost printmakers. His works address his personal experiences of Indian mythology and philosophy. He has an international reputation, and his works have been exhibited in major centers in India and globally in countries such as Egypt, Brazil, Japan, Cuba, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Spain, Poland, Norway, Taiwan, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Australia. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1999 and spent four months lecturing and demonstrating at the Western Michigan University in the United States, an Artist in Residence at the Wimbledon School of Art in 1994-95, Lincoln University- England in 2003, and at the Central TAFE, Western Australia in 2005. At present, he is engaged in printmaking and paintings which focus on devising a pictorial language, and various other themes referencing contemporary art in India. Since 1983, he has taught art at the Goa College of Art.



FEBRUARY 24
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 NANCY COHEN: Sculptor and multi-media artist.
She has been awarded a Pollack Krasner grant and several sculpture grants from the NJ State Council on the Arts. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the NJ State Museum, Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Montclair Art Musuem, &Yale University Art Museum among others. She has completed numerous public art commissions and large scale installations and collaborated with scientists and poets. She is currently at work on a site-specific installation based on the Hudson River commissioned by the Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY. Upcoming group exhibitions this spring include “Handwork” at Spanierman Modern Gallery in NYC and “Feet to the Fire: Contemporary Artists Contemplate Climate Change” at Wesleyan University. www.nancymcohen.com



MARCH 3
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 MARIO NAVES: Artist and Critic.
His work is represented by Elizabeth Harris Gallery. Naves has received grants and awards from The National Endowment of The Arts, The E.D. Foundation, The George Sugarman Foundation and The National Academy Museum. He has taught and lectured at Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, The Ringling College of Art and Design, The Art Directors Club, The National Academy Museum, Cooper Union, The New York Studio School and The University of Utah. Naves’ work has been written about in The New York Times, Art in America, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, The New York Sun and artcritical.com. A published art critic for over twenty years, Naves has written for ARTS, Smithsonian, Slate, New Art Examiner, American Art and The Wall Street Journal. He is the art critic for The New York Observer, where his column, “Currently Hanging”, has appeared since 1999. http://www.eharrisgallery.com/mn.html



MARCH 10
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 PAUL BOOTH: Graphic Designer.
Paul Booth received his MFA from the University of North Texas in Design Communication, and a BFA from Texas Tech University in Graphic Design. After working several years for large Dallas design firms, Mr. Booth opened Paul Booth Designs, which he continues to own and operate in Durango, CO. Mr. Booth teaches at Fort Lewis College. He has also taught at the University of North Texas and Central Washington University. He has presented papers in Texas and the United Kingdom, and has been published by PRINT Magazine. His design efforts currently focus on environmental issues.



MARCH 24
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 GERALD SLOTA: Photographer.
Gerald Slota’s work is represented by Hasted-Hunt Gallery in New York City, and by the Robert Berman Gallery in Los Angeles, and has been widely exhibited across the US and abroad. Recently, he has had a solo shows at the George Eastman House, Langhans Galerie in Prague, Czech, and has been exhibited at Recontres D’Arles in Arles, France. His work is also included in collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Fortune, Details, Esquire, GQ, and Harper’s, as well as in Bomb, Blindspot, and Aperture. Slota has taught and lectured at many institutions such as The International Center for Photography, and has garnered many awards including a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Polaroid 20”x24” Grant, and a MacDowell Artist Residency. www.geraldslota.com



MARCH 31
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 BRUCE WANDS: Computer and digital artist.
Bruce Wands is an artist, writer and musician. He has lectured, performed, and exhibited his creative work internationally, including Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and Beijing, China. He will be exhibiting an interactive music installation and digital print in the SIGGRAPH 2003 Art Gallery. Time Out New York named Bruce as one of the “99 People to Watch in 1999”. His book, Digital Creativity, was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2001 and he is currently writing a book on digital art for Thames & Hudson UK, which will be published in 2004. His digital art, photography, music and writing explore the invention of new forms of narrative and the relationship between visual art and music. He is the Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department and the Director of Computer Education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA UK). Bruce is also an independent producer and composer with his own company, Wands Studio, which has created award-winning design, video, animation and music for AT&T, General Motors, United Technologies, Colgate Palmolive and others. As an educational and corporate consultant, his clients have included the New York State Department of Education, the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Center for Creative Studies, and Buffalo State College. www.brucewands.com



APRIL 7
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 ROCIO ARANDA-ALVARADO: Curator. Jersey City Museum. www.jerseycitymuseum.org



APRIL 14
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 MARILYN ARSEM: Performance artist.
Marilyn Arsem has been creating live events since 1975, ranging from solo performances to large-scale works incorporating installation and performance. She has presented work at festivals, alternative spaces, galleries, museums, conferences and universities throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America. Arsem is the founder of Mobius, Inc., a Boston-based interdisciplinary collaborative of artists. She is a full-time faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where she teaches performance art, is a graduate advisor, and currently is acting Dean of Faculty. In the last decade, Arsem has focused on creating on-site works that respond to the history or politics of the country, engaging with the immediate landscape and materiality of the location. Sites have included a former Cold War missile base in the United States, a 15th century Turkish bath in Macedonia, an aluminum factory in Argentina, and the site of the Spanish landing in the Philippines. http://marilynarsem.net



APRIL 21
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 DAVID REED AND GUY GOODWIN: Abstract painters.
High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967–75

David Reed is a painter, born in 1946 in California. He moved to Lower Manhattan in 1971, where he continues to live and work. Since 1976, he has been represented by Max Protetch Gallery in New York. His work has been shown internationally in museums and galleries. www.davidreedstudio.com

Guy Goodwin was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has lived in New York City since 1965. He received a BFA from Auburn University and an MFA in Painting from the University of Illinois. He has received numerous prestigious awards including a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Pollock/Krasner Grant, and two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Grants. Works by the artist are in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of American Art, Philadelphia, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, AT&T, Chicago, and the Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, in addition to other distinguished institutions and private collections. Jeannie Freilich Contemporary represents Mr. Goodwin in New York City. www.jeanniefreilichcontemporary.com



APRIL 28
University Hall 1010
2:30-4:20 ROGER SHIMIMURA: Painter, multi-medea.
Roger Shimomura's paintings, prints, and theatre pieces address sociopolitical issues of Asian America and have often been inspired by diaries kept by his late immigrant grandmother for 56 years of her life. He has had over 125 solo exhibitions of paintings and prints, as well as presented his experimental theater pieces at such venues as the Franklin Furnace, New York City, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. He is the recipient of more than 30 grants, of which 4 are National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Painting and Performance Art. Shimomura has been a visiting artist and lectured on his work at more than 200 universities, art schools, and museums across the country In 2002, the College Art Association presented him with the “Artist Award for Most Distinguished Body of Work,” for his 4 year, 12-museum national tour of the painting exhibition, “An American Diary.” A past winner of the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, in 2008, he was designated the first Kansas Master Artist. Shimomura began teaching in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS in 1969. Shimomura's personal papers and letters are being collected by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He is represented by The Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City; Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle; and Jan Weiner Gallery, Kansas City. www.rshim.com