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María Elena González, detail of Camo (National), 2015. JAN 26, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION | MARÍA ELENA GONZÁLEZ: TREE TALK 5:00–7:00 pm, ART MUSEUM Join us to celebrate the opening of Tree Talk, culminating of over ten years of work María Elena González. Tree Talk translates physical into acoustical and investigates the unexpected visual parallels between the bark of birch trees and cylindrical player piano rolls.
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María Elena González, detail of Camo (Boogie), 2015. FEB 6, 2019 TREE TALK: VARIATIONS ON IMPRESSION 7:00 pm, ART MUSEUM Marc Zollinger, John Ivers, and Dirt and Copper will perform works generated from María Elena González’ birch tree rubbings which will be on display for her exhibition Tree Talk. In collaboration with González, the composers translate the visual, gestural, and topographic data found in the tree rubbings into scores to be premiered at the event. This transmission of information from optical to aural describes synesthesia: the phenomena by which the stimulation of one sensory receptor, such as vision, activates a secondary sensory reaction, such as hearing
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Luke Butler, detail of An L Butler Picture IV, Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30 inches, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco FEB 13, 2019 ART LECTURE SERIES: LUKE BUTLER 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Luke Butler’s work is a continuing investigation into the peculiar reality of popular culture. Inherently disposable, it is all but inseparable from our lives, and is a genuine point of connection between people. His work borrows its universal language and bends it toward subjectivity—to anxiety, masculinity, mortality, and a lifelong fascination with the figures that tell the stories.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia FEB 27, 2019 2019 ART+FEMINISM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON TRAINING 6:00-7:30 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Learn how to edit Wikipedia! In preparation for our 2019 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on March 15, we have invited a veteran Wikipedian editor, to teach us how to edit and create Wikipedia entries, that contribute to better visibility of women, trans, and gender non-binary artists on this increasingly important repository of knowledge.
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Lilly, McElroy, I throw myself at men  #12, Archival Inkjet Print, 30 x 40 inches. Image courtesy of the Artist and Rick Wester Fine Art. MAR 13, 2019 ART LECTURE SERIES: LILLY MCELROY 7:00 pm, DANFORTH LECTURE HALL Lilly McElroy is a photographer and performance artist who uses delightful humour and the absurd to pick apart ideas of culturally sanctified space. Employing performance, video art, photography, and sculpture, McElroy often bluntly enacts turns of phrase as in her series “I Throw Myself at Men” and “California’s Full of Whisky, Women, and Gold”. Through a feminist lens, she examines both the mythos of American west as well as gendered expectations for intimacy and personal space.
Art+Feminism Wikipedia MAR 15, 2019 2019 ART+FEMINISM WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON 12:00-4:00 pm, FW OLIN LIBRARY Art+Feminism is an international project improving Wikipedia’s content on women, queer, and non-binary people in the arts by encouraging women, queer, and non-binary identifying people to contribute. To address the well-known gender gap on Wikipedia, MCAM and the F. W. Olin Library, Mills College invite you to learn how to edit Wikipedia to create new articles and improve visibility and representation within this increasingly important repository of knowledge. People of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate.
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