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Fall Visiting Artists & Designers Lectures
Saturday, September 3rd, 2011 //

Patterson Clark
Friday Sept 30, 2-4pm, Technology Research Center (TRC) 206
with short workshop following lecture
co-sponsored by CUERE, Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

Patterson Clark is an artist who seeks to restore ecological balance through his work by using local invasive plants as subject matter and material. Clark is also the creator, writer, and illustrator of a weekly column in the Washington Post called Urban Jungle. A few years ago, he became concerned about invasive plants choking out species like American beech and tulip poplars that are native to his area around Rock Creek Park, and he got a license from the National Park Service to remove the invasive plants there. But ripping out the plants and throwing them away felt destructive and wasteful. With an undergraduate degree in biology, followed up by an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, he knew that these plants had useful properties. He started bringing the plants he liked into his basement studio, and over the last several years, he's been perfecting the process for turning invaders into paper, ink, and, ultimately, art.

Kevin Quealy
Wed Oct 5, 7-8pm, Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

As graphic editor at The New York Times, Kevin Quealy provides readers with a visual way to understand the news. He leads a team of cartographers, illustrators, researchers and developers who shape and deliver information by reporting, writing, designing, drawing and programming information graphics for both the printed newspaper and Over time, the graphics have evolved from simple maps and charts to more complex visualizations, but the goal of authoritative, accurate journalism has remained the same. The New York Times Graphic Department received a 2010 National Design Award in Communication Design from the Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian Institution. Quealy's portfolio covers a wide range of topics, including visualizations of the voting shifts in the 2010 House elections and Netflix rental patterns by zip code.

Corinne May Botz
Thurs Oct 27, 5-6pm, Lecture Hall 3

Corinne May Botz is an artist who investigates the perception of space and our emotional connections to architecture and objects. Her photographs have been internationally exhibited including shows at Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart, Germany, Bellwether Gallery in New York, and The Center for Contemporary Art, Torun, Poland. She is the author of Haunted Houses (The Monacelli Press, 2010) and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death (The Monacelli Press, 2004). Her work has been reviewed by The New York Times, The Village Voice, BookForum, and Modern Painters. She is a recipient of residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship in Stuttgart, Germany, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Sara VanDerBeek
Tues Dec 6, 4-5pm, CADVC

Sara VanDerBeek is a New York-based artist who creates photographs of multimedia assemblages she creates consisting of personally significant objects and layered images. Her work has been featured in a number of group and solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the International Center of Photography, New York. Her work is represented by Metro Pictures in New York.