Oct 26th 2016

Bethany Collins: Artist Talk

@ University Galleries of Illinois State University

11 Uptown Cir STE 103, Normal, IL 61761

Opening Wednesday, October 26th, from 12PM - 1PM

On view through Sunday, December 18th

Artist Bethany Collins will give a free public talk on Wednesday, October 26 at noon at University Galleries. This event is scheduled in conjunction with the exhibition “Strange Oscillations and Vibrations of Sympathy.”

Collins is a multidisciplinary artist who makes work about the critical intersection of race and language. She writes, “For me, racial identity has neither been instantly formed nor conjured in isolation. Rather, identity entangles memory: actual and revisited, cultural and historical, individual and collective. Through the dissolution of dichotomies and exploration of language, this work recalls moments in the formation of my racial identity as Black and Biracial.”

Collins’ work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Drawing Center, New York; and the Birmingham Museum of Art; among others. She has been awarded the Hudgens Prize, an Artadia award, and a Pollock-Krasner grant, as well as residencies at the Bemis Center, MacDowell Colony, and Studio Museum in Harlem.

Events at University Galleries are free and open to the public. To arrange a special accommodation, please contact University Galleries at 309-438-5487 or gallery@ilstu.edu. Parking is available in the deck directly above University Galleries. The first hour is free and each additional hour is $1.

For more information on Bethany Collins: http://bethanyjoycollins.com/home.html

For more information on the exhibition: http://galleries.illinoisstate.edu/exhibitions/2016/strange-oscillations/

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