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ONLINE – Faculty Lecture: Whitney Lynn, Interdisciplinary Visual Arts
WhenTuesday, Apr 14, 2020, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDivision of Art, School of Art + Art History + Design

This lecture will be presented via Zoom and can accommodate up to 300 people. Use this link at the time of the lecture.

All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT. Non-UW people can create a free account via Zoom.

A portion of the lecture will include 3D images. Request a pair of 3D glasses. 100 are available.

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Assistant Professor Whitney Lynn gives a lecture titled "Ambiguous Figures."

Whitney Lynn mines artifacts from art history and popular culture to reframe narratives of familiar objects, images, and events. Utilizing expanded forms of sculpture, photography, drawing and performance, her work amplifies and subverts embedded meanings, seeking to destabilize what is seemingly inherent.

Recent projects include Sirens, Silencers, Mufflers and Mutes (2019), a solo exhibition of Jacquard tapestries tracing the transformation of the mythological Siren; The Scream (2019), a body of work created while an Artist-in-Residence at the Internet Archive; and Forbidden Illusions (2020) a suite of anaglyph prints exploring artists’ depictions of forbidden knowledge. She is currently developing a project in collaboration with the Office of Arts and Culture and Seattle Public utilities that will be installed in late 2020 alongside the Burke-Gilman trail.

Born on Williams Air Force Base, Lynn attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, received a BFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). She has held faculty appointments at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and SFAI.

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