Artist Talk: Chris Sollars

Artist Talk

Chris Sollars

Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m., ARTS 111

A reception will follow in the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery.

Artist Chris Sollars will discuss his installation DAAAM, on view at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery from November 1- December 16, 2016.

Chris Sollars is an interdisciplinary artist, whose practice revolves around the reclamation of public space through interventions and performance. Juxtaposing dissimilar elements, objects, and materials, Sollars explores absurdist opportunities in the public realm to generate unexpected outcomes. The humor-filled results are documented through photographs, sculpture and video, and integrated into mixed media installations. DAAAM surveys Sollars’ recent investigations into themes of water and includes a newly commissioned work incorporating the Oroville Dam. What is the relationship between a dam and a river? A dam and a drought?

If you missed the artist talk, be sure to see the Orion’s online article and edited video here. The video features Chris Sollars, DAAAM at the Jacki Headley University Art Gallery and I Want. I Need, I __, MFA exhibition with works by Garrick Hargrove, Amelie Hutt, Holland Larsen, and Iva Marija Proschniewski.

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