Art History Lecture Series presents Mary Evans

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Event Title:Art History Lecture Series presents Mary Evans (More Information)
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“Cut and Paste”

Mary Evans is a Nigerian-born, London-based artist. The imagery in her work is based on signs, symbols, and pictograms culled from popular culture. Over a number of years, these images have developed into a kind of visual Esperanto. The images are accessible and easily read. These images are then used to make site- and research-specific, spatially-dynamic installations working with a variety of materials (paper, rubber, paint, print, and digital media) on a variety of surfaces (paper, walls, flooring, glass). Pattern is a strong leitmotif in Evans’ practice; however, the work is rarely pure ornament, but often reveals the historical, architectural, or social threads of its source. Evans’ research interests are centered on the social, political, and historical frameworks of Diaspora, migration, global mobility, and exchange. This cross-cultural discourse is paralleled by a secondary discourse that links methods of image production, ‘fine art’ and ‘craft’, decoration, and ornament.

Evans is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Date and Time:Sep. 9 | 4:00 PM
Contact: Stacy Brodie
stacybrodie@austin.utexas.edu
512-232-2047
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:DFA Building, Room 2.204 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History