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Lisa Corinne Davis

107 South Kedzie

March 12, 2024

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The Department of Art, Art History, and Design welcomes Lisa Corinne Davis as a part of the Stanley and Selma Hollander Visiting Artist, Designer, and Scholar Lecture series. Lisa Corinne Davis is a Brooklyn-based painter best known for paintings and works on paper that resemble multilayered maps with encoded narratives. Her “inventive geography” prompts a wide range of interpretations; its open-endedness is a stance she actively cultivates. The resultant mix of eclectic form and content is surprising as well as stimulating. Davis, who is African American, says her practice explores the complex relationship between “race, culture and history” and, with it, ideas about classification and contingency, the rational and irrational, chaos and order. A renowned professor, having taught at the Yale University School of Art, and currently as Professor of Art, and Co-Director of the MFA, at Hunter College.

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This lecture is free and open to the public.