The Studio Art Visting Artist Lecture Series presents a talk from video and photography-based artist Sara Cwynar.
Tuesday, November 5
Q & A
Wednesday, November 6
Time: 2 PM
Location: Art Building, Room 2.208
Q & A's are open to all UT students, faculty, and staff. Please be aware that there is limited seating.
Sara Cwynar (Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1985) currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She holds an MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT; a Bachelor of Design from York University, Toronto, ON; and studied English Literature at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. In her work in video and photography she presents dated commercial images to expose the failure, with time, of their visual trickery and the waning of their seductive powers. Her work highlights how the once familiar becomes foreign; how the fetishized object loses its luster; how glamour fades. Using studio sets, collage, and re-photography, she produces intricate tableaux that draw from magazine advertisements, postcards, or catalogs.
Selected exhibitions include: Hard to Picture: A Tribute to Ad Reinhardt, Mudam, Luxembourg; Subjektiv, Malmö Konsthall, Sweden; L’Image Volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy (2016); Greater New York, MoMA PS1, Queens, NY (2015/16). Cwynar’s works are in the permanent collections of Guggenheim Museum, New York; MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, and Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.