The UNLV Department of Art welcomes Brigid McCaffrey to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, 11/9/2017 for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
Brigid McCaffrey's films introduce their audiences to precarious environments where change is examined and questioned. Her works have been screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands, the Bradford International Film Festival, UK, Torino International Film Festival, Italy, the Los Angeles Filmforum, and in many other locations around the world. They have won a number of awards, including Best Cinematography at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in 2011 for Castaic Lake, 2010. McCaffrey is based in Los Angeles.
The UNLV Visiting Artist 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.
Geologist Ren Lallatin has moved into a small housing complex located between a rail yard and the interstate. Desert vistas are replaced with an arsenal of tactile pursuits, while the situation of the house becomes unstable. Free falling from a fixed point, the perimeter is ornamented for security. Desert winds animate aluminum mobiles and seismic vibrations serenade the home.
Image: Brigid McCaffrey, Bad mama, who cares, 12 minutes, 2016, 35mm