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Lunch on Fridays: Painting Success + Failure

April 02 2021

When 11:30am - 12:30pm

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Spend your lunch hour hearing from CIA Painting faculty members Tony Ingrisano and Lane Cooper as they engage in an open discussion centered on broadly held ideas of what it means to be successful as an artist—which sits in contrast to the realities of living as an artist—during our Lunch on Fridays lecture series.

This event will be hosted on Zoom Webinar via this link:

Some of the ideas they'll discuss are conceptions of the "Art World," art community and generosity. The conversation is expected to be wide-ranging. Audience members will be encouraged to make comments and ask questions through the Zoom chat feature. They'll also discuss the event image of a hamster struggling with a hamster wheel.

Tony Ingrisano creates paintings and drawings that reflect the influence of cartography and forms of mapping. His practice is informed by a variety of systems, from river circuits to aerial views of cities to power grids. As the artist has stated, he is interested in nature's "part to whole" relationship, reflected in his work through the creation of cohesive, singular compositions from a complex series of individual parts. Further exploring the relationship between individual parts and their greater whole, Ingrisano will often cut his work into slivers of paper and then reconstitute them in new configurations. Ingrisano is Painting Department Chair and an associate professor at CIA.

Born and raised in Northwest Alabama, Lane Cooper is an artist, curator and writer. Primarily a painter, she also works through video, drawing and a variety of other processes. Her works are built on the interplay between experience and understanding. She has said of the sources of her work, "We put into order the fragments of experience and try to make sense of it. It seems very like, to me, that state right before falling to sleep, when sounds and experiences are woven into dreams, the logic of which we do not question. My work focuses on an experience of the world in which reality evades grasp." Cooper is Senior Painting Faculty and an associate professor at CIA.

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