Painting Without Paint
Faculty member Josh Blackwell '95 is the moderator of Intertwined: A Panel Discussion which will take place at the Institute of Fine Arts in New York City in response to the current exhibit at the James B. Duke House which reexamines what defines a painting.
The show, which is one of two each year at Duke House, which, according to the artist statement, "brings together four fabric-based works...that are inspired by, but move beyond, the strictures of painting. The exhibition investigates how the role of fabric in painting has reinvented this medium as one that does not necessarily require paint."
Blackwell will moderate a discussion between the four artists with work featured in the show. They will give their perspectives on the exhibit and open a discussion aimed at illuminating the place of their work in the art canon, as contemporary, textile, design, and fiber art.
Blackwell's own work on view currently at the Museum of Art and Design. There will be a reception and performance for his project at MAD, Neveruses Report Progress on February 2, 2017.