August 30, 2004

Artists share ‘perspectives’
in fall lecture series

The art department at California State University, Sacramento is set to present four talks by prominent artists this fall with its “Perspectives in Contemporary Art” lecture series. The lectures will provide unfiltered insight into the experiences, inspirations and creative processes of the artists, along with insider commentary on the current state of the art world. The artists, all practiced public speakers, will present examples of their work during the talks and time will be provided for audience questions. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. and are free. A reception with the artist in the University Library Gallery will follow each presentation.

Photo: Dragon by Mark Flood
Photo: Dragon by Mark Flood

Painter Mark Flood launches the series Thursday, Sept. 9 in Mariposa Hall 1001. Based in Houston, Flood exhibits nationwide. He will show and discuss two distinct bodies of his work, comic collage portraits of pop stars and his more recent paintings derived from stencils of torn lace.

On Thursday, Oct. 14 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium, a group of artists with work in the University Library Gallery’s Images of Identity show of contemporary American Indian art will discuss the issue of identity in 21st century art. Noted American Indian art specialist Theresa Harlan will lead the discussion with artists Dugan Aguilar, Judith Lowry and Frank Tuttle.

Artist, writer and designer Rene Yung follows with a lecture on Thursday, Nov. 11 in the University Union Hinde Auditorium. The installation artist is known for combining image, object, text and sound in works that reference her Chinese-American background.

Artist Suzanne Lacy will close the series with her talk on Tuesday, Nov. 30 in Mendocino Hall 1000. Lacy has achieved international acclaim with her vibrant installation, video and large-scale performance pieces exploring social and urban themes. Lacy edited the influential book Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art and is an accomplished writer with more than 60 published articles on public art.

For more information, contact the Sacramento State art department at (916) 278-6166. Media assistance is available from public affairs at (916) 278-6156.

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