RISD’s Sculpture department welcomes Amanda Williams, a visual artist who trained as an architect at Cornell University. Her practice blurs the distinction between art and architecture, and her projects use color as a lens to highlight the complexities of the politics of race, place and value in cities. She is best known for her series Color(ed) Theory, in which she painted the exterior of soon-to-be-demolished houses on Chicago's south side using a culturally charged color palette to mark the pervasiveness of vacancy and blight in black urban communities. The landscapes in which she operates are the visual residue of the invisible policies and forces that have misshaped most inner cities.
Thursday, March 21 at 1:10pm
Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Chace Center, 20 North Main Street, Providence, RI
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