The School of Art's First Friday Lecture Series continues in April with visiting artist in Textiles, Lauren Salazar. The artist talk will take place on Friday, April 5 from 12-1 p.m. in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Art (325 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio). Free and open to the public.
"The works of Lauren L. Salazar demonstrate the capacity of a canvas and frame to become the very subject of a painting. She brings the traditions of textile production to bear on painting, with her incisions into the canvas transforming it from a continuous support structure into a grid of varied hues and textures. With the frame painted in bright or bold colors, Salazar toys with our assumptions of what it means to produce a painting, and the relative importance of surface. Billowing out from the frame, stretching towards the floor, or slicing up the pristine surface with lines and colorful patterns, her canvases force a rethinking of painting as a contained or discrete object. Instead, they offer a broader and richer proposition for painting- one that extends well beyond the frame to project assertively into the space of the viewer."
-Written by Nora Burnett Abrams as Juror's Pick for New American Paintings Issue 114