The Department of Visual Arts Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio (ESPS) Initiative Presents a Talk with

Katie Grinnan

Friday, 7 November 2014 // 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

UC San Diego, Visual Arts Presentation Lab at the Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #149
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

Katie Grinnan is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Whitney, the Hammer, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and internationally. She has been awarded a Guggenheim and Pollock-Krasner Fellowship, and her work is included in collections at MOCA, the Hammer Museum, and LACMA in Los Angeles. Grinnan uses photographic imagery and structures as means to explore the spatial and temporal relationship between actual experience and perception. Her cast figurative sculptures are often concerned with the subjective aspect of time, embodying an approximation of motion and a solid thing simultaneously. Many of her most recent pieces reflect the search for structure and form within complex systems such as the brain and the universe that resist resolution, and in which our knowledge of their inner workings is largely speculative.

About the Visual Arts Experimental Sculpture and Painting Studio (ESPS) Initiative
'ESP Studio' (coincidentally 'extra sensory perception') is a space to work on small to large-scale experimental sculpture, unconventional structures and fabrication methods, explorations into new materials and applications, painting and active surfaces, and models, all towards a broad view of making. The studio supports long and short term production of Visual Arts faculty, MFA and PhD Practice students, guest artists, and materials research collaborators, creating a corridor with projects that are utilizing the integrated spaces of the Visual Arts Fabrication Lab, materials studios and other production labs at SME/VAF, and working in conversation with the Materials Culture Initiative. It is a space where one could work with new and composite materials, 3D technologies, and any traditional or hybridized medium, drawing, painting/active surfaces, clay, carving, fiber, natural objects and materials, found object assemblage, vernacular constructions, craft, any sculptural or material making that might intersect even momentarily with some of the advanced tools, new materials or research in the building in novel ways.

Image courtesy of Artist Katie Grinnan.


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