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Visual Arts Lecture Series

The Visual Arts Lecture Series brings contemporary artists and other experts in this field into the Dairy Arts Center
to present and discuss their work in an effort to connect the visual arts to everyday life.

Artists in Conversation: Joel Swanson

January 11 | 6:00pm | MacMillan Family Lobby
Free & Open to the public

Please join current exhibiting artist Joel Swanson for a conversation about his work. Swanson will be discussing his work in Marginalia and will connect it to his larger investigation of language, media, and technology.

Maginalia is on view in the MacMillan Family Lobby and the Hand-Rudy Gallery Dec 8 - Jan 21, 2018. This solo exhibition explores
the fundamental but often unnoticed structures of language. Paper, computer screens, and monitors all influence practices of writing and reading, yet due to their ubiquity and ostensible “blankness” these technologies are often taken for granted. Through erasure, repetition, and decontextualization the works in this show hope to highlight how these tools shape our writing, reading, and thinking.

An accompanying body of work in the Hand-Rudy Gallery explores the relationship between names and commodity, specifically names from the Modernist and contemporary art canon. The series of images decontextualize artist’s names from their monographs found in furniture and décor company mail-order catalogs.


The Dairy respectfully suggests a $5 donation for your participation in the Visual Arts Lecture Series. You may make your donation in advance by clicking the "Buy" button below and choosing a "Donation" ticket.

For more information please contact Rebecca Cuscaden, Curator of Visual Arts: rcuscaden@thedairy.org or 303.440.7826 x107

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