Visiting Artists Program presents lecture by The Art Guys

The Art Guys with a tree

Event Title:Visiting Artists Program presents lecture by The Art Guys
Event Description:

The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth, b. 1956, Philadelphia, and Jack Massing, b. 1959, Buffalo) began working together in 1983 after meeting while students at the University of Houston and have continued a collaboration that spans thirty years.

The Art Guys have experimented with a wide range of materials and activities in their attempt to expand the dialog and boundaries of art. Sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video are among the many forms The Art Guys have employed, with food, drugs, pencils, baseball bats, car lot flags, toothbrushes and matches as just a small sampling of the unconventional materials they have utilized. Using an open and offbeat “direct-to-the public” methodology, they have presented their work in grocery stores, movie theaters, airports, restaurants, sports arenas and many other non-traditional venues for experiencing art while also exploiting mass media and entertainment to explore contemporary society and issues. They are perhaps most well known for their numerous staged performances, public spectacles, and “behavioral” interventions in a wide array of situations that have blurred the divisions between art and life.

Date and Time:Feb. 3 | 5:00 PM
Admission:Free and Open to the Public
Location:ART Building, Room 1.102 Maps and Directions
Sponsor:Department of Art & Art History