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2012-2013 Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Featuring David Leigh, Gregory Witt, Richard Rezac, Martin Mazorra, Andrew Shea, Robert "Boomer" Moore, Zhang Youxian, Dr. Beth Mulvaney for the J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture and Mel Chin for the Deem Distinguished Lecture. 

David Leigh

Sept. 6, 2012

Leigh combines unusual forms, clashing colors and confused space to create work where the final image holds clues to the moves, mistakes and corrections that mapped their construction.

Gregory Witt

Sept. 20, 2012

Employing materials and processes from carpentry, robotics, and video, Witt builds unlikely and often absurd versions of familiar objects and ideas.

Richard Rezac

Oct. 11, 2012

Using aluminum, bronze, plaster, and wood Rezac incorporates contrasting materials and forms with a single object.

Martin Mazorra

Oct. 25, 2012

Martin Mazorra co-founded Cannonball Press with Michael Houston in 1999 as an alternative press, publishing both their own prints and those of emerging artists.

Andrew Shea

Nov. 8, 2012

Author of "Designing for Social Change," Shea is a graphic designer, writer, and educator based in New York City. 

Robert "Boomer" Moore

Jan. 17, 2012

A process oriented artist who enjoys diversity in both materials and fabrication methods, Boomer balances his passion for clay and ceramics processes and his fascination with toys and animation.

Dr. Beth Mulvaney

Feb. 7, 2012 | J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Lecture in Art History

A specialist in Italian late-medieval and early Renaissance art. Mulvaney's current scholarly work focuses on Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Venice, Duccio, Giotto, and cycle of St. Francis, particularly those at San Francesco, Assisi.

Mel Chin

March 7, 2012 | Deem Distinguished Lecture

Chin insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills and even popular television. She investigates how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility.

Zhang Youxian

April 18, 2012

An artist who specializes in Chinese figure, landscape, and flower and bird painting, Zhang has been recognized as one of the most famous contemporary Chinese painting masters.