Rodrigo Valenzuela - Artist Talk

by - August 17, 2016

Artist Lecture - Rodrigo Valenzuela
Thursday, August 25, 8:30pm
Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art
University of Memphis Department of Art 
Art & Communication Bldg Rm 200

Chilean-born, Houston-based artist Rodrigo Valenzuela speaks about his practice and the social issues that inform his work in video, photography, and painting. Much of his work relies on the aesthetic of the construction site and the subject of “invisible labor,” a term Valenzuela uses to describe the manual labor that often goes unseen by those who benefit from it. Having lived for three years in the United States without documentation, much of these references stem from the artist’s own experiences finding temporary work in construction and other forms of labor. 

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Rodrigo Valenzuela: Frontiers," on view at The Martha and Robert Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art from August 26 – October 14, 2016.

The lecture will be held in Art and Communication Bldg. Room 310 (3715 Central Ave., Memphis). 

Photo by Claire Reiner.

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