Friday, April 4, 2008

Artist Swoon Lecture CMU Tuesday April 8, 5pm 2008 McConomy


LECTURE BY ARTIST SWOON, TUESDAY, APRIL 8 at 5 PM, MCCONOMY AUDITORIUM, CMU
SWOON is a Brooklyn-based street artist who creates life-sized portraits of people she meets, using woodcut block prints and paper cutouts. Swoon’s galleries are city walls, often in the environments that inspired the prints. A devout collaborator, she founded the Toyshop Collective and worked with them on poster campaigns, billboard alterations and sculptural installations. She recently inspired the Miss Rockaway Armada, a fleet of junk rafts on the Mississippi River piloted by artists and performers. Swoon’s next project is Braddock Active Arts, a large-scale community art center in an abandoned church in Braddock, PA, meant to catalyze sustainable community revitalization through art. For the past four years Swoon’s work has appeared in unlikely locales across the U.S., France, England, Mexico and Iraq. She has also shown at Art Basel Miami Beach, a 2005 solo exhibition at Deitch Projects, PS1’s Contemporary Art Center, MoMA and the Brooklyn Museum.
CMU School of Arts: http://news.art.cfa.cmu.edu/
Braddock Active Arts: http://www.braddockactivearts.org

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