Clements opens Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series

Clements opens Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist series

"On the Table" by Dawn Clements.
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"On the Table" by Dawn Clements.

Ten artists will be presenting Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist lectures this spring, including five artists during the month of January.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s School of Art, Art History and Design’s Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series brings notable artists, scholars and designers to Nebraska each semester to enhance the education of students.

Each lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Room 15. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Opening the spring series is Dawn Clements on Jan. 17. Clements works primarily on paper from the spaces of her immediate (often domestic) environment and from visual passages of film and video. Clements is an assistant professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

Other January lectures include:

  • Jan. 24 — Doug Casebeer, associate director and artistic director for ceramics at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Casebeer is in his 32nd year of running workshops at Anderson Ranch. He has served as pottery consultant to the United Nations and the German government.

  • Jan. 25 — Kris Graves, artist and publisher based in New York and London. Graves creates artwork that deals with what he sees as wrong with American society and aims to use art as a means to inform people about social issues. He also works to elevate the representation of people of color in the fine art canon and to create opportunities for conversation about race and representation.

  • Jan. 31 — Jenny Polak and Dread Scott. Polak makes site/community responsive art that reframes immigrant-citizen relations, amplifying demands for social justice. Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. In 1989, the U.S. Senate outlawed Scott’s artwork. The couple's collaborations on state violence and transgression complement their solo work. In 2017 they were awarded a Camargo Foundation residency to work on a new collaboration exploring the intersections of contemporary migration from North Africa and the Middle East to Europe with the legacy of forced migrations of the slave trade.

Other lectures in the series are:

  • Feb. 21 — Sarah McEneaney

  • Feb. 28 — Trevor Amery

  • March 28 — Patricia Johnston

  • April 5 — Robert Storr

  • April 11 — Raun Hoffman

Learn more about the series.