Art & Art History

Date: 4:30pm EST November 12

Gallery Talk: Prof. Benjamin Tilghman

Presented by Kohl Gallery in conjunction with the \\\SIGN SYSTEMS/// exhibit, on view October 15- December 7

Kohl Gallery is pleased to present a lecture by Benjamin C. Tilghman, Assistant Professor of Art History on November 12, 2019 at 4:30pm. This talk in Kohl Gallery is presented in conjunction with the group exhibition, \\\SIGN SYSTEMS///. All are welcome and the public is cordially invited to attend.

About the exhibit:

\\\SIGN SYSTEMS/// explores the mythic, spiritual, and transcendent nature of signs and symbols in art and culture, drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of historic time periods and art movements from prehistoric petroglyphs to the present. Featuring works by Corinne Beardsley, Jordan Deal, Kristy Deetz, Hedieh Ilchi, Robin Kang, Linling Lu, Jonathan Sims, and Victor FM Torres, the exhibit offers a glimpse into the ethos of a new generation of contemporary “myth makers.”

Through personalized visual languages artists address subjects related to heritage and identity, sociopolitical and socioeconomic conflict, mortality, our human relationship to the environment, gender and technology, personal and collective transformation, race, power and community. Color, geometry, ancient practices, art historical references, personal mythology, spiritual inquiry, and experimental processes unite to draw the viewer into a series of transcendent visual experiences.

For further information, see the Kohl Gallery website or contact tgladden2@washcoll.edu