Artist Talk: Beverly Semmes
Sep 3, 6pm - 7pm
Please join us for a presentation by artist Beverly Semmes, whose Feminist Responsibility Project (FRP) is on view at the Weatherspoon through September 6.
At the heart of Semmes’s exhibition is her commitment to feminism. Her totemic and abstract works create alternative lenses from which to see the body in relationship to domestic or natural landscapes. In a collection of works on paper made between 2004 and 2014, the artist uses rough gestural applications of ink and paint to conceal the female body as depicted in a variety of pornographic magazines. Semmes responds to the imagery by performing a personal act of feminist censorship, blotting out the literal to leave behind abstract, nuanced images that speak in a different voice.
Semmes will discuss her recent work and selected past projects with ample time for discussion. Talk is at 6pm in the museum auditorium. Doors open 30 minutes prior.