Fiber and Material Studies: News and Events
Wednesday, October 16, 12:00 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
Free and open to the public
William Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lectureship in Fiber and Material Studies
Elissa Auther is Associate Professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and Adjunct Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Her book String, Felt, Thread and the Hierarchy of Art and Craft (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), examines the innovative use of fiber in American art and the impact of its elevation on the conceptual boundaries distinguishing "art" from "craft" in the post-war era. Her latest publication, West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965–1977 (University of Minnesota Press, 2012), is co-edited with Adam Lerner and focuses on the diverse visual and performative expressions of the American Counterculture. In addition, she co-directs "Feminism & Co.: Art, Sex, Politics," a public program at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver designed to explore feminist issues in popular culture, social policy, and art through creative forms of pedagogy.