RISD’s Glass department welcomes Brooklyn artist Marc Swanson, the fourth speaker in the Spring ’18 Lecture Series. Swanson works in diverse media, including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, video and installation. He uses such materials as wood, glass, textiles, naturally shed animal antlers and precious metals, frequently juxtaposting “high” and “low” materials in the same work; rhinestones, gold and silver chain, and black mirrored panels meet lumberyard two-by-fours and white cotton t-shirts coated in latex. His work is infused with an investigation of his personal history as well as a quiet nostalgia.
Swanson has shown his work in solo exhibitions at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University, the St. Louis Art Museum and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. He was commissioned to make the 2009 Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, and in fall 2010 he completed a large-scale outdoor sculptural commission for the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City.
Lecture series funded in part by the Page Hazlegrove Fund, Koichi Hamada and Carolyn M. Beaudin in memory of Kotaro Hamada.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 1:10pm
College Building, Old Library (521)
2 College Street, Providence, RI 02903
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