Tarleton welcomes artist for public guest lecture at Wells Fine Arts Center

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STEPHENVILLE (January 23, 2016) — Tarleton State University’s Art and Digital Media Studies program hosts a guest lecture by artist Candace Hicks at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Children’s Theater.

In concert with the current exhibition, Household, now on display inside the Fine Arts Center Gallery, the lecture is free and open to the public. In addition to Hicks, the group exhibition showcases artists Bradly Brown, Jeff Gibbons, Clayton Hurt, Shelby David Meier and Tiffany Wolf.

Candace Hicks
Candace Hicks

Household is the first art exhibition for spring 2016 and continues through Feb. 12.

Hicks has a master’s in fine arts from Texas Christian University. She is an assistant professor of art at Stephen F. Austin University, and her work has been on exhibit at Redland Museum (Queensland, Australia), The Reading Room (Dallas) and Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY). Her work is included in collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and Beineke Library at Yale University.

The current exhibition derives its title from Allen Kaprow’s seminal happeningHousehold. In his essay The Legacy of Jackson Pollock from 1958, Kaprow envisioned a “concrete art” made from everyday materials such as “paint, chairs, food, electric and neon lights, smoke, water, old socks, a dog, movies.” The artists in this exhibition produce work that exists in the wake of Kaprow’s thoughts and methods. Reference or use of commonplace materials is a common thread throughout while each artist explores a range of issues about language, form and meaning.

For a complete schedule of events presented by Tarleton’s Department of Fine Arts, visit www.tarleton.edu/finearts.

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