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Critical Encounters: Lines of Thought

November 10, 2017, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Chace Center Galleries
  • Exl1201752 Mehretu Untitled Pdo40370

Julie Mehretu, Untitled, 2002, pen and ink, and brush drawing on vellum and Mylar. © Julie Mehretu. © The Trustees of the British Museum (2017). All rights reserved.

Drawing can capture a fleeting thought or externalize the germ of an idea. It can synthesize an elaborate plan or brainstorm multiple solutions to a problem. Explore and experience a variety of approaches to drawing processes, historic and contemporary, global and experimental with artists, scholars, scientists, and students across disciplines.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibit Lines of Thought and co-sponsored with RISD’s department of Experimental and Foundation Studies.

Free, registration requested.

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Schedule of Events:

Check in, Visit Lines of Thought

Welcome, Jan Howard, Chief Curator and Houghton P. Metcalf Jr. Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Lines of Thought Exhibition Origins, Isabel Seligman, Bridget Riley Art Foundation Curator, British Museum

Provisional Fluency, Ali Dipp, Brown RISD Dual Degree, 2021, Painting

Drawing as Thinking
Tracie Costantino, Associate Provost & Dean of Faculty, RISD Marit Dewhurst, Director of Art Education and Associate Professor at the City College of New York Judith Fan, cognitive scientist and postdoctoral scholar in psychology at Stanford University Maya Valladares, Manager of Fashion & Textiles at the Parsons School of Design’s Making Center



A Drawing Experience
Both Sides Now, Deborah Zlotsky, Associate Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies, RISD

Gallery Conversations:

Arc Procession 9 by William Kentridge

Leora Maltz-Leca, Associate Professor and Department Head, History of Art and Visual Culture, RISD Emanuel Admassu, Assistant Professor, Architecture, RISD

Untitled study for Arrest series by Bridget Riley

Carl Lostritto, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director, Architecture, RISD
Masha Ryskin, Assistant Professor, Experimental and Foundation Studies, and Drawing Concentration Coordinator, RISD

Closing Remarks, Jan Howard

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