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Friday
20
APR

RTKL Award Lecture with Christopher Kojzar

14:00
15:00
The Arts at UMBC
Event organized by The Arts at UMBC

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RTKL Award recipient and IMDA M.F.A. candidate, Christopher Kojzar, will discuss his thesis project in "Lucky Suns: 2018 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition". Kojzar creates art in response to interactions he has with other people when he enters active public spaces and openly engages in practices such as drawing and live action video. Sketching in public has prompted interactions with security personnel, police officers, TSA agents, and pedestrians, and he explores the increasingly troubled phenomenon of observing and being observed in an era of escalating surveillance and mistrust—complicating it further by signaling his identity as an artist. The gallery showcases his drawings, immersive video and sculptural installation, shaping a nuanced body of work about the oppositional gaze and the implied hierarchies of observation.

Admission is free and open to the public.

"Lucky Suns: 2018 Intermedia and Digital Arts Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition" runs Tuesday, April 3 through Wednesday, April 25.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.