Sculpture: News and Events
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 1307
Not-Yet Objects and other Problems is Dan Price's tenure review lecture for the Department of Sculpture. He engages the politics of making and the pleasures of being a maker. His discussion introduces the audience to his sculptural work through the lens of the conceptual relationship between photography and sculpture, and the material relationship between industry and the hand-maker. In his talk, Price will reveal the important business of what goes on in the studio. A question-and-answer period will follow.
Price recently spent three months at the Kohler Corporation as artist-in-residence in their industrial iron casting facility. He has also held residencies at Art Omi, New York; Can Serrat, Spain; Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC; and Banff Centre, Canada. Price has led a colorful life; he hiked most of the Appalachian Trail when he was 19, and moved to Nelson Mandela's hometown to teach Art and English in a Xhosa township high school the year that Mandela took office as President of South Africa. He has been teaching and making art since then in a diverse set of contexts, from the mountains of North Carolina to New Orleans, Rhode Island, Ann Arbor, the Bahamas, and Chicago.