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Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Pope.L

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm

Lawrence Hall, Room 177
1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene, OR

Davis Family Lecture 

Pope.L: "Until Now"

Pope.L will present a compact survey of several strands in his art practice to-date. Pope.L (b. 1955, Newark) is a visual artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create art works in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money and uncertainty— not necessarily in that order.

Pope.L is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, University of Chicago, Chicago

This lecture is made possible by the Davis Family Endowed Fund in Art.