Artist Talk & Reception: Nettrice Gaskins

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018, 5:00-6:30 PM, Nott Memorial

Concurrently with the Mandeville Gallery’s new exhibition, Probability & Uncertainty, which features historic scientific instruments from the Union College Permanent Collection juxtaposed with contemporary female artists working with science-related themes, exhibiting artist, Nettrice Gaskins, will be invited to campus for an artist talk.  After earning her BFA from Pratt Institute and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Gaskins received a PhD in Digital Media from Georgia Tech in 2014. In addition to blogging for Art21 (the producer of the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, Art in the Twenty-First Century), she is currently the director of the STEAM Lab at Boston Arts Academy.

Gaskins’ video installation, Afrofuturism Amplified in Three Dimensions, will be on display in the exhibition and features “…sound-generated graphics with algorithmic mandala patterns that are projected onto an acrylic sculpture to create effects.”

Co-sponsorship is generously provided by the Geology Department; Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies; Interdisciplinary Studies; the Math Department; the Office of Diversity and Inclusion; the Physics and Astronomy Department; and the Visual Arts Department. Funding for a research trip to the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and the maker workshop event was awarded through Mellon grants, as part of the “Our Shared Humanities” college-wide initiative.

Nettrice Gaskins, Afrofuturism Amplified in Three Dimensions (film still), 2017, video projection

When?

Wednesday

April 11, 2018

5:00-6:30 PM

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Union College, 807 Union St. Schenectady, NY 12308

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