MARDI 15 DÉCEMBRE 2020,
de 17h30 à 19h30, via Zoom.
Conférence ouverte à toutes les années.
Lien d’invitation : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5744501720
Room for art : Cycle de conférences initié par Daniele Balit et Emilie McDermott autour des pratiques et théories contemporaines.
Lyndon Barrois Jr. (b. 1983, New Orleans) is an artist and educator based in Pittsburgh. He uses magazines, advertising, cinema, and
vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, translating the language of printing and design layout into a variety of formal and material juxtapositions. Barrois received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2013), and his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore
(2006). He has recently completed residencies at the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Fogo Island Arts in Newfoundland, and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
Using magazines, advertising, cinema, and vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, Barrois’ multimedia practice breaks down and re-configures the language of print, design, and popular culture in order to investigate underlying ideology, ethics, and conceptions of identity. Barrois’ current work deconstructs, re-frames, and re-presents the images, graphics, and language of advertisements from National Geographic Magazine issues of the 1970s and 1980s, and the 1988 Seoul Olympics. This series exposes the underlying language of the promise of technology and the construction of desire for consumers to know and conquer the world, all while somehow protecting the fate of the planet. In various ways, Barrois navigates questions around color, control, taste, waste, and the layering of information. He is half of LAB:D, with artist Addoley Dzegede, and he is a new Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Le cycle de conférences se poursuivra en 2021. Une publication co-construite avec les étudiant.e.s des cours de Daniele Balit et Emilie McDermott complètera ce cycle.