TEXAS TECH: 2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM

2010 Lecture : Ann Reynolds & Eve Andree Laramee : 9 November @ 6:30PM in English LH001

Ann Reynolds and Eve Andrée Laramée will each present their work followed by a session of dialogue and questions with the audience.

Ann Reynolds is an art historian at UT Austin. Her research focuses on art, architecture, and visual culture after 1930; feminist theory, gender, and sexuality studies; historiography of exhibition practice; and film. She is the author of the important book Robert Smithson: Learning from New Jersey and Elsewhere (MIT Press 2003) and she is currently working on a new book-length project tentatively titled Playtime: Creativity, Community, and Publics in New York, 1940-1970. She is a fellow of the Clark institute and has received numerous awards for her teaching. Since 2002 she has been a field guest with Land Arts of the American West. In addition to this lecture and discussion Reynolds will interact with art history students and participants of Land Arts 2010. While the background and breadth of Reynolds’ work will be a draw for attendees, material from her new research on creativity and the ongoing legacy of earth works will provide a context for dialogue and help us decipher Landscape as Knowledge.

Eve Andrée Laramée is an artist and Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work examines the relationship between art, science, and nature. She has exhibited internationally including at the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, MCA Chicago, New Museum NYC. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, MOMA NY, MCA Chicago, The Fogg, UCLA Hammer. Recent and ongoing works include projects about desertification and soil degradation; transformation of the Salton Sea/Mojave Desert during the Cold War, and a project on water resources in Northern New Mexico contaminated by radioactive isotopes. Laramée's work will operate as an index to Landscape as Knowledge. It is be a model for and relevant to a wide audience including studio art, art history, architecture and people operating at the intersection between culture and nature. Laramée met the Land Arts 2010 crew in the field to visit the Jackpile Mine, a reclaimed uranium mine on Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, her presentation and interaction on campus will bring part of the Land Arts experience back to Lubbock.

Landscape as Knowledge is a multidisciplinary exploration of how we see, conceive, and depict the earth; and what we find or do on it. Artists, art historians, and scholars from various disciplines will question how both our landscape and we ourselves are continually shaped and reshaped by an array of natural and cultural processes. Rick Dingus, professor in photography, Dr. Jorgelina Orfila, assistant professor in art history, Dr. Carolyn Tate, professor in art history, and Chris Taylor, assistant professor in architecture are the core collaborating faculty who organized the year of events.

This event is sponsored by the School of Art as part of the joint series Landscape as Knowledge. Organized by the faculty of theSchool of Art in collaboration with faculty from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, and receiving major support from the Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts and the College of Architecture, Landscape as Knowledge will present a year-long series of public lectures, conversations and events to examine embodied intelligence within the augmented environment.
Additional support for Landscape as Knowledge comes from Land Arts of the American West, the College of Architecture, andLandmark Arts in the School of Art, which receives generous support from the Helen Jones Foundation, The CH Foundation, and Cultural Activities Fees administered through the College of Visual & Performing Arts.
This event is also part of the College of Architecture 2010-2011 Lecture Series, Material Ecologies.

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