Art and Our Culture of Ephemerality: Andrew Kozlowski
Artist and University of North Florida assistant professor of printmaking Andrew Kozlowski, whose work explores how human histories are shaped by the objects we possess, uses images of his work to encourage audiences to reflect on objects of high and low culture around us, from ancient urns and historical artifacts to today’s discarded beer cans and building debris. He will speak about “Art and Our Culture of Ephemerality” in this public lecture.
An exhibition of Kozlowski’s recent work, Under (Printed) Construction, will be on display Sept. 12-21 at the ISU Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main St., Ames. The show will include an installation of screen- and relief-printed images wheat-pasted to the gallery walls. A closing reception with refreshments will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21.
Following the breakfast reception, Kozlowski will lead a workshop during which the wheat-pasted images will be removed and recycled into new paper. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own relief prints on the recycled, handmade paper. The workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 (with pizza lunch included) and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22. To participate, please sign up online. All events are free and open to the public.