AWARDS & INVITATIONS

David C. Driskell Award for Excellence

At graduation I was awarded the David C. Driskell Award for Excellence. This award is given to a graduating student for outstanding visual thesis, as well as for excellent teaching ability, and overall service to the Department of Art. The award is made in honor of Professor Emeritus, David C. Driskell. The recipient of this award is offered the opportunity to teach one course per semester over the course of the year following the recipient's successful graduation. 

I will be teaching Drawing II at the University of Maryland this Fall.


Academy 2014: ANNUAL MFA / BFA INVITATIONAL

I have been invited to participate in the CONNORSMITH. invitational exhibition ACADEMY 2014: ANNUAL MFA / BFA INVITATIONAL. Academy 2014 is the 14th annual invitational survey of outstanding work by MFA/BFA students in the Washington/Baltimore area.

There will be an opening night reception at CONNERSMITH., Saturday, July 12th from 6 to 9pm.

 

CONNERSMITH.

ACADEMY 2014: ANNUAL MFA / BFA INVITATIONAL

JULY 12 - AUGUST 9, 2014

 

address: 1358 Florida Avenue, NE - Washington, DC 20002

phone: + 202 - 588 - 8750

email: info@connersmith.us.com
 

 

Thesis Exhibition

MFA Thesis Exhibition: METAXU runs May 1st through 23rd

Opening Reception: May 1, 5-7pm 

The Art Gallery

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1202 Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 20742

The Greek word metaxu is translated as the preposition between and was used by Plato to refer to the dynamic exchange of abstract ideas and the material world. Modern and contemporary philosophers have developed this word into a theory of intermediaries. Both Lauren Frances Evans and Lauren Shea Little adopt this philosophy as a way to consider ideas of embodiment and the relationships of interlocking betweens.

 

Evans and Little have shared a studio wall during their graduate school careers. This wall has become a place to hang works in progress, pin up quotes, and an intermediary through which they continue to exchange ideas.  Their collaborative piece, Point of Meeting, is a reification of their creative research and a nod to this shared experience.

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This is Metaxu

Lauren Frances Evans and I have started a collaborative project called This is Metaxu. What started out as a shared studio wall we have turned into a tumblr. 

Here is an excerpt from the tumblr:

The Greek word metaxu is translated as the preposition between and was used by Plato to refer to the dynamic exchange of abstract ideas and the material world. Modern and contemporary philosophers have developed this word into a theory of intermediaries. Both Lauren Frances Evans and Lauren Shea Little adopt this philosophy as a way to consider ideas of embodiment and the relationships of interlocking betweens.

Evans and Little have shared a studio wall during their graduate school careers. This wall has become a place to hang works in progress, pin up quotes, and an intermediary through which they continue to exchange ideas.  Their collaborative piece, Point of Meeting, is a reification of their creative research and a nod to this shared experience.

Find out more here: thisismetaxu.tumblr.com