Visiting Artist Bethany Collins: A Platform Public Lecture
April 4, 2019
-Artist talk at 7:30-8:30 pm
-Reception to follow
Greater Denton Arts Council
400 E Hickory St
Free and open to the public
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Bethany Collins Bio:
Bethany Collins (American, b.1984) is a multidisciplinary artist whose conceptually driven work is fueled by a critical exploration of how race and language interact. Collins is interested in the unnerving possibility of multiple meanings, dual perceptions, and limitlessness in the seemingly binary. Collins’ practice (drawing, printmaking, sculpture & performance) allows her to define and redefine her own racial landscape. As Holland Cotter noted writing in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.”
Collins lives and works in Atlanta and Chicago. She has had solo exhibitions at the Center for Book Arts, New York; Locust Projects, Miami; Birmingham Museum of Art; and Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; among others. Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at the DePaul Art Museum, Chicago; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; the Studio Museum in Harlem; the Drawing Center, New York; and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, East Lansing; as well as other venues. She has been the recipient of an NEA award, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, and the Hudgens Prize. Collins has been recognized as an artist-in-residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MacDowell Colony, the Bemis Center, and the Hyde Park Art Center, among others.
Read more about Bethany on her website.
Photo credit: Chris Edward
The UNT Department of Studio Art PLATFORM speaker series invites contemporary artists, critics, and curators whose work is fueled by critical discussions around marginalized voices and narratives. Free and open to the university community and beyond, PLATFORM events often collaborate with other cultural institutions and departments and centers on campus. In addition to a public lecture, speakers meet with students in individual and/or seminar settings providing additional contact & deeper conversations.
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