SoVA announces virtual Anderson Endowment Lecture Series for fall 2020

The Penn State School of Visual Arts announces its fall 2020 lineup for the John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series, which will be presented via Zoom. Pre-registration for each lecture is required via the links below.

Nichole van Beek
Monday, September 14 at 3 p.m. EST
Science Fiction
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Nichole Van Beek, currently a visiting artist and assistant professor at Penn State, received a B.F.A. from The Cooper Union in 1998 and an M.F.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2007. She has exhibited work at Jeff Bailey Gallery (Hudson and New York, NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (Great Barrington, MA), Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY), Interstitial (Seattle, WA), White Flag Projects (St. Louis, MO), and Ortega y Gasset and Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Brooklyn, NY), among other spaces.

Naomi Reis
Monday, September 28 at 11:30 a.m. EST
Borrowed Landscapes: artistic practice as space making
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Born in Shiga, Japan, Naomi Kawanishi Reis makes 2D works using everyday materials of paper, fabric, blades and brushes. This takes the form of murals, paintings and drawings that focus on idealized spaces – the utopian architecture of modernism, conservatory gardens and more recently, still lifes from living rooms and dining tables. She has exhibited at Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), Mixed Greens (New York, NY), the Brooklyn Academy of Music (Brooklyn, NY) and Wave Hill (Bronx, NY), among others.

Kimberly Camp
Tuesday, October 13 at 11:30 a.m. EST
Cultural Equity in Practice: The Barnes Foundation
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Kimberly Camp’s work has been shown in more than 100 exhibitions, including the American Craft Museum, Smithsonian Institution, International Sculpture Center, University of Michigan, Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, CRT Craftery Gallery and Manchester Craftsman’s Guild. Camp’s workshops/residencies include the Baltimore Museum of Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Longwood Gardens, the African American Museum Philadelphia and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently, she is president of Galerie Marie in New Jersey, curator for A New View Camden and adjunct faculty at Drexel University and Rutgers University. Camp is this semester’s juror for SoVA’s Online Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

Aideen Barry
Monday, October 26 at 3 p.m. EST
Remote Controls & Visual Fictions: The body as a political object and the othered voice
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Aideen Barry is an Irish visual artist with an international practice, whose means of expression are interchangeable, incorporating film, performance, drawing, sculpture, installation and experimental lens-based media. Her work is predominantly preoccupied with ideas of otherness, and what Freud coined Das Unheimliche. She uses psychological ploys of cognitive dissonance to disarm the viewer with slapstick humor as a way of discussing intensely personal topics and provoking alternate perspectives on dark subject matter: mental illness, oppression and patriarchy.

Molly Zuckerman-Hartung
Monday, November 16 at 3 p.m. EST
Seeming Painting
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Molly Zuckerman-Hartung is a painter, writer and teacher who grew up in Olympia, Washington, and participated in Riot Grrl in her formative years. She attended the Evergreen State College in the 1990s. This introduced her to holistic structural ideas about aesthetics and politics. She worked in used bookstores and bars until her thirties, when she moved to Chicago and attended the School of the Art Institute for graduate school. Today she lives and works in Norwalk, CT, and is a senior critic at Yale School of Art’s Department of Painting and Printmaking.