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Lecture by Artist Dread Scott

Date: Monday, November 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Contact: Gregory Waldrop · waldrop@loyno.edu · (504) 865-2187

Location: Monroe Hall 628

Please join Loyola University New Orleans’ 
Department of Art 
for a lecture by artist
 
Dread Scott 
 
November 6, 6:30 PM 
Monroe Hall Rm 628
 
Part of the Mark Grote Visiting Artist Lecture series for 2017-2018 
 
Artist Dread Scott makes contemporary revolutionary art.  He first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag while he was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. President G.H.W. Bush called his art “disgraceful,” and the entire US Senate denounced the work and sought to outlaw it when they passed legislation to “protect the flag.”
 
His work has been included in recent exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Walker Art Center, Brooklyn Museum and the Pori Art Museum in Finland, and appeared as part of America is Hard to See, the Whitney Museum’s inaugural exhibition in their new building in 2015. 
He works in a range of media including performance, photography, installation, screen-printing and video.  His art can be both hard-edged and poignant.  Scott plays with fire—metaphorically and sometimes literally—as when he burned $171 on Wall Street and encouraged those with money to burn to add theirs to the pyre.
He is a recipient of grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the MAP Fund, the Pollock Krasner Foundation and has been awarded a Socially Engaged Artists Fellowship from A Blade of Grass Foundation. 
 

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