Garments as a Metaphor: The Paper Works of Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

Starts 5:00 PM
Thursday Sep 26, 2013
Art Commons 102, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery

Based in the Twin Cities, Erica Spitzer Rasmussen is a mixed media artist who explores issues of identity and the body. In her lecture she will discuss the development of her sculptural and wearable works that comment on anxieties about our bodies. Regarding her paper garments, she stated, "I used clothing as a subject matter because it allows me a ground on which to investigate identity and corporeality. My garments can encompass narrative qualities, illustrate and dissolve bodily fears, or acts as talismanic devices; to protect myself and loved ones from physical injury or psychological harm." In addition to addressing the conceptual aspects of her work, Spitzer Ramussen will also dicuss her innovative use of techniques and materials that inform her work of art.

Contact: Greg Fitz, 651-696-6416

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Sponsored By: Art and Art History

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