Tuesday, 02 March 2021 10:25

SUNY Oswego Art Department Visiting Artist Lecture: Mara Baldwin

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Drawing made in 2013 for exhibition, Birds of North America, shown at the Corners Gallery, Ithaca, New York Drawing made in 2013 for exhibition, Birds of North America, shown at the Corners Gallery, Ithaca, New York Submitted photo

Visiting artist Mara Baldwin wil be presenting an online lecture on March 4th at 7:00 PM.

"I am an artist working with labor-intensive mark-making, textile manipulation, and sculpture to examine the roles of imagination and effort as shared, necessary tools of both the artist and the utopian. I make work about people without depicting them by scrambling found objects, highly rendered surfaces, and textures to create the lonely interiors and blueprints of newly imagined worlds. I pay attention to the historically under-recognized depth of female experience: the ghostly trace of women’s past lives, the earnestness of present-day feminism/s and queerness, and the aspirational hopefulness (and often, contradictory aims) of utopian liberation."
—Mara Baldwin

Mara Baldwin received her MFA from the California College of the Arts (2010) and her BA from Wesleyan University (2006). Solo exhibitions of her work have been recently presented at Binghamton University (2019), Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2018), Wells College (2018), and the Johnson Art Museum of Cornell University (2015). Her work has been featured at Facebook Manhattan, PLAySPACE (CCA), the San Francisco Arts Commission, SOMArts, UC Berkeley, Triple Base Gallery, Root Division, Capricious Space/Company, and Corners Gallery. Her accolades include the Murphy Cadogan Award, an SFMoMA SECA nomination, and residencies with Ucross (2018), Millay (2018), Djerassi (2013), Saltonstall (2011), and the Vermont Studio Center (2010). She currently lives in Ithaca, New York, where she directs Ithaca College’s Handwerker Gallery, and an independent project space called NEIGHBORS out of her garage.

For additional information about this event call the SUNY Oswego Art Department at (315) 312-2112

For persons with disabilities needing assistance to attend this event, please call in advance.

This event is sponsored by: Artswego, SUNY Oswego Department of Art & Design, Tyler Art Gallery

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