Love the quirky art, writing, and creative design in Middlebury’s alternative literary/arts publication Room 404? If so, be sure to check out Room 404‘s first ever speaker series event this afternoon! Room 404 is bringing Roger White to campus, an extremely talented contemporary artist and art critic described as follows:
Roger White is a painter and writer who splits his time between Middlebury, VT and Brooklyn, NY. His work is represented by the Rachel Uffner Gallery in New York, and he has exhibited paintings in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, and Tokyo. He co-founded the acclaimed Brooklyn-based art journal Paper Monument, an affiliate of n+1. He teaches part-time at RISD.
Roger’s talk will relate to his forthcoming book, The Contemporaries, which explores the ins and outs of American art-making in 21st century. He will focus on three aspects of the contemporary art world: the culture of graduate school art programs; the role of the artist’s assistant, which blurs the line between merely “assisting” and actually making art; and the importance of small arts communities that exist outside New York and other major urban centers of art commerce.
He will draw on personal experience with contemporary painting, with the changing landscape of publishing, and with bridging the gap between the roles of artist and art critic.
Date: Today, October 21
Place: Johnson 304
Cost: fo free
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