October 21, 2019

“Finding Evidence – The Art of Detection in an Interdisciplinary Practice” @ Miami University Art Department

It’s a lecture! By me! What will I say? Let’s find out together!

Finding Evidence – The Art of Detection in an Interdisciplinary Practice – Miami University Art Department

Thursday October 24 5:50pm Art 100

Artist and writer Sarah Rose Sharp talks about the multitudinous factors in creating a self-sustaining creative existence. Topics include definitions of success, scene etiquette, boundaries, freelance survival skills, reclaiming your time, community and self, and artistic values. These are field notes from the trenches of an active artistic existence that accepts no limitations on its possibilities.

Sarah Rose Sharp is a Detroit-based writer, activist, photographer and multimedia artist. She writes about art and culture for Art in America, Hyperallergic, Flash Art, Sculpture Magazine, ArtSlant and others. Sarah was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Art Criticism and is a 2018 recipient of the Rabkin Foundation Prize. She is a guest lecturer at several universities in Southeast Michigan and served as a mentor in the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentorship Program in 2018. Sarah has served as guest curator and juror for institutions including Penn State University (State College, PA), Scarab Club (Detroit, MI), The Terhune Gallery (Toledo, OH), and The Ann Arbor Art Center (Ann Arbor, MI). Sarah has shown her own work in New York, Seattle, Columbus & Toledo, OH, Covington, KY, and Detroit—including at the Detroit Institute of Arts—with solo shows at Simone De Sousa Gallery and Public Pool. She is primarily concerned with artist and viewer experiences of making and engaging with art, and conducts ongoing research into the state of contemporary art in redeveloping cities, with special focus and regard for Detroit.

 Tracy Featherstone
Professor of Art
Miami University

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