October 20, 2022 – November 17, 2022
Event, Exhibition Programming
A series of Zoom art talks with four of our exhibiting artists Jennifer Angus, Uta Bekaia, Catalina Ouyang, and Yasue Maetake and their guests.
Art Talk: From Textiles to Installation with Jennifer Angus
Thursday, October 20, 6pm MST
During this Art Talk, Angus will speak about the trajectory of her work while discussing the mechanics and meaning of pattern, how it relates to her work, and the larger ideas at the heart of her exhibition at the Kimball Art Center, Eat Me, Drink Me.
JENNIFER ANGUS is a professor of textile design, yet as an artist her primary medium is insects. In her site-specific installations, she composes wallpaper-like patterns using thousands of insects, creating an immersive experience that draws the viewer into an experience of wonder and awe.
Read Jennifer’s full artist bio here.
Art Talk: Uta Bekaia in Conversation with Levani
Thursday, October 27, 6pm MST
Listen to Wonderland artist, Uta Bekaia, in conversation with his frequent collaborator, Levani a Tbilsi-born New York based transdisciplinary artist.
UTA BEKAIA engages multiple artistic mediums, creating wearable sculptures, performances, and videos, where the borders between the disciplines are blurred, and the cultural references are synthesized in his own, personalized vision. With a background in fashion and costume making in the beginning of his career, Bekaia transformed these mediums into the main means to approach the human body.
Read Uta’s full artist bio here.
LEVANI (Levan Mindiashvili) is Tbilisi-born New York-based transdisciplinary artist who’s creative practice expands to teaching and organizing exhibitions. Uta and Levani worked as creative duo, Uta Levan between 2014 – 2017. Their two person exhibition, Nested in a Place of Becoming, is currently on view at Kunsthalle Tbilisi. Levani’s work is in public collections of the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Georgian National Museum, Mestia; and Tbilisi Silk Museum, Georgia.
Read more about Levani here: https://levanm.com
Art Talk: Catalina Ouyang in Conversation with Jane Ursula Harris
Thursday, November 10, 6pm MST
Listen to Wonderland artist, Catalina Ouyang, in conversation with art historian and writer, Jane Ursula Harris.
CATALINA OUYANG engages object-making, interdisciplinary environments, and time-based projects to indicate counter-narratives around representation and self-definition. Through expansion, fragmentation, and abstraction, Ouyang proposes the body as a politicized landscape subject to partition. Working gnostically with materials ranging from hand-carved wood and stone to appropriated literature and historic artifacts, Ouyang also attends to critical reimagining of historical formation wherein monstrosity, animality, and toxicity act as ciphers for the psycho-affective alienation of the minor subject.
JANE URSULA HARRIS is a Brooklyn-based writer who has contributed to Artforum, Art in America, Bookforum, BOMB, Cultured Magazine, The Paris Review, Flash Art, Frieze, The Believer, GARAGE, and the Village Voice, among other publications. Her essays appear in catalogues including Carnegie Mellon/ICA Miller’s Jacolby Satterwhite: Spirits Roaming on the Earth (2021); Kunsthalle Hamburg’s Werner Buttner: The Last Lecture Show (2021); Participant Inc.’s NegroGothic: M. Lamar (2019); Hatje Cantz’s Examples to Follow: Expeditions in Aesthetics and Sustainability (2011); Kerber Verlag’s Marc Lüders: The East Side Gallery (2005); Phaidon’s Vitamin D: New Perspectives in Drawing (2005), Universe-Rizzoli’s Curve: The Female Nude Now (2003); Phaidon’s Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (2002); Universe-Rizzoli’s Curve: The Female Nude Now (2003); and Twin Palms’ Anthony Goicolea (2003). Harris curates on a freelance basis, and is an art history faculty member at the School of Visual Arts.
Art Talk: Yasue Maetake
Thursday, November 17, 6pm MST
Listen to Wonderland artist, Yasue Maetake, discuss the trajectory of her work as well as her current artistic interests with Kimball curator, Nancy Stoaks.
YASUE MAETAKE was recently named as one of “20 International Women Advancing the Field of Sculpture” by Artsy and was also featured in the September/October 2021 issue of Sculpture Magazine.
In sculptures that are small to large-scale, Maetake combines materials such as rocks, minerals, seashells, assorted animal bones and reflective metals into abstract and figurative forms suggesting both the ancient archetypal and the futuristic. Especially interested in the way a material’s physical presence can be viewed as a living agent rather than as a still or static object, her works draw inspiration from both Japanese Animism and Western Baroque, seeming to be perpetually in various states of motion, transition, or transformation.
Read the rest of Yasue Maetake’s bio here.
Please RSVP for the Art Talks below, the Zoom link will be emailed 24 hours ahead of time.
Event Logo: Uta Bekaia and Levani
Featured Image: Uta Bekaia, Catalina Ouyang with her work, Yasue Maetake, and close-up of Jennifer Angus installation Eat Me, Drink Me at the Kimball Art Center
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