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GRAM/Ox-Bow Lecture Series Presents John Corbett's "Ox-Bow: Now and Then."

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Grand Rapids Art Museum presents the third installation of the GRAM/Ox-Bow Friday Lecture Series, featuring John Corbett's Ox-Bow: Now and Then.


The lecture will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Museum's Cook Auditorium on Friday, July 23, 2010.


Description of the lecture:


With attention to stylistic continuities and contrasts, notions of community and isolation, and the persistence of an urban/rural dialectic, John Corbett will discuss the work of eight figures associated with Ox-Bow, four of them emerging during the modernist ethos of mid-20th century American art – Isobel Steele MacKinnon, Max Kahn, Eleanor Coen, Frank Vavruska – and four of very recent origin – Joel Dean, Isak Applin, Rachel Niffenegger, Carmen Price.


John Corbett is Adjunct Associate Professor, Sound; Liberal Arts; Art History, Theory, and Criticism (1988) at SAIC. BA, Brown University, 1986; PhD, 1994, Northwestern University. Previous position: Artistic Director, Berlin Jazz Festival. CDs: The Devil's in the Details; Slapping Pythagoras; I'm Sick About My Hat. Book: Extended Play: Sounding Off from John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein. Publications: Art in Chicago; Western Music and Its Others; TDR; P-Form; WhiteWalls; New Art Examiner; Down Beat; Discourse; Stanford Humanities Review, October, Subjects/Objects. Awards: Institute for Modern Communications Grant; Lisagor Award in Journalism; Art Institute of Chicago's Chairman's Award

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