The Department of Art and the Barrick Museum welcome artist Jim Shaw as a guest speaker of the 2016 UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Active since the 1970s, Los Angeles artist Jim Shaw has become a key figure in the ambiguous contemporary balancing act between fine art and lowbrow aesthetics — a provocateur who engages comic books and thrift store amateurism in museum-level critique. He shows regularly in Europe, the U.K, and the United States, with forays into Australia and Japan. Earlier this year he was the subject of a career survey at The New Museum in New York.
The UNLV Visiting Artists Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to campus to discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the Visiting Artists Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Lectures take place every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. in the Barrick Museum Auditorium.
Image: Jim Shaw "The End is Here" 2015 Exhibition View, New Museum, Photo: Maris Hutchinson