The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition Standing In by Jamaica-born, New York-based artist Paul Anthony Smith who makes photo-based works that push back against the medium’s inherently predatory dimensions while simultaneously introducing a network of added layers to navigate.
Martinez (they/them/their) creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.
For over a decade, Jacolby Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, who lived with schizophrenia and made ethereal vocal recordings as well as drawings and diagrams for visionary household products throughout Satterwhite’s childhood. His mother’s work often serves as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.
Join us for the second session of our Scholarship Workshop Series. The topic will be “How to Create a Strong Scholarship Application”.
In this talk, Dr. Greg Scott considers the problems and prospects of using visual research and arts-based methods to examine and portray vulnerable persons and communities, including former prisoners, people who use drugs, sex workers, and the chronically unhoused.
On the occasion of the presentation of the Harvard GSD studio report: Houston: Extreme Weather, Environmental Justice and the Energy Transition, the University of Houston and Harvard GSD are organizing a panel: The Role of Design in Imagining Long-Term Futures (“Futuring”)
Jeanette Andrews speaks about her work in performance and magic.