Thursday, February 9, 2012

Two Ships Passing - a conversation

Please join me tonight:

"Two Ships Passing" with Andy Campbell & Gail Chovan
Feb 9 6:30pm UT campus, Art Building, Rm 1.110

The Visual Arts Center in the Dept of Art & Art History at UT in collaboration with the art publication Pastelegram, presents Two Ships Passing. Often said of two people who meet for a brief but intense moment, this conversation explores pertinent topics in the creative community. By inviting a unique pairing for a dialogue, this remarkable series aims to establish a reactive space where ideas will be exchanged and unexpected conclusions will be gained.

This first edition of Two Ships Passing concerns the methods of dealing with the Profusion of Pictures in magazines, photographs, the Internet, documents, and other assorted ephemera - instead of a single work of art. The conversation explores the idea that artists and historians today see far more images much more quickly than they did a few decades ago, and the ways of sifting through and studying an abundance of images have changed in response.

Andy Campbell is a respected lecturer in Art History in the School of Art and Design at Texas State University. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. His work focuses on the visual and material culture produced by gay leathermen of the 1970s and contemporary artists who revisit and remake these visual and material documents.

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