Belgian artist Anne Daems will speak tonight, marking the first in a series of Monday night lectures presented by PSU's MFA program. Daems work ranges from spare, pseudo-narrative drawings with long, poetic titles (think Ty Ennis) to serial photographs that poignantly reveal the strangeness of mundane social behavior and posturing. A recent series of street photographs shows women wearing fur coats, ring-laden fingers clutching luxury goods shopping bags, reminiscent Jessica Craig-Martin's severely-cropped photographs of the rich and famous.
Monday, January 9 • 7 p
PSU Art Building • 2000 SW 5th Ave Room 200
PNCA and PSU have been stepping things up lately. I'd like to see a really strong push for excellence at PSU which currently has the only MFA program in Portland, but its going to take vision from the top. Eugene and Corvalis arent natural fits for a serious MFA program like PSU is.
Till then this is a good start and Im glad it engages the art community in much the same way Reed's Vollum hall lectures have.
Is there an upcoming schedule of PSU Monday night lectures posted somewhere?
Information is being sent out via an email list, but, dutiful as always, PORT will be announcing these lectures regularly. New information just came in tonight and lectures are scheduled every Monday for the next 3 weeks, beginning with Chris Johanson on January 23. More details to come this weekend.
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