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MFA VS Lecture: Alix Pearlstein
MFA Lecture: Alix Pearlstein
New York-based multimedia artist Alix Pearlstein speaks about her work and the Caldera Residency as part of the MFA in Visual Studies Graduate Lecture Series.
Alix Pearlstein uses everyday objects, pop cultural artifacts, and art historical references to create narrative meaning through association. Characterized by deadpan humor and a minimalist aesthetic, Pearlstein’s approach is direct and intimate. Her videotapes engage in wry, self-conscious renderings of icons of style, gender, media and art historical Modernism.
Her works have been included in exhibitions at the Biennale de Lyon, France; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Kunstverein, Cologne; S.M.A.K., Ghent, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Solo exhibitions of her work have been featured at The Kitchen, NYC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Postmasters Gallery and Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York; and The Grossman Gallery, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
This MFA in Visual Studies Visiting Artist Lecture took place at in the Feldman Gallery. Introduction by Arnold Kemp, MFA Visual Studies Chair. Pearlstein’s visit was made possible through the MFA Visual Studies Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, the Caldera Residency and the PNCA / Cyan PDX Cultural Residency.