Visiting Artist Lecture for Chaun Webster - Elisabeth Workman
Friday, October 18 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Building: Main, Room: 100 Main Gallery
Poet and graphic designer Chaun Webster will deliver an artist talk on Friday, October 18th, at 11am in the Main Gallery. Webster's work draws from an interest in the work of sign in graffiti, the layering of collage, andthe visuality of text. These methods are used in Webster’s work to investigate race – specifically the instability of blackness and black subjectivities, geography, memory, and the body. Correspondingly much of these investigations engage the question of absence, how to archive what is missing from the landscape particularly as a number of communities watch in real time, neighborhoods once populated with familiar presences, dissolve inthe vernacular of redevelopment and its attendant colonial logic. Webster’s debut book, GeNtry!fication: or the scene of the crime, was published by Noemi Press April 2018.