In the Loop

Visiting Artist Lecture with Doug Ashford

  • Date & Time
    • Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
      Open to the public
  • Description

    The School of Art and Art History at the University of Florida is proud to present visiting artist Doug Ashford as part of the Fall 2016 Visiting Artists Lecture Series. The lecture series is free and open to the public. They will begin at 6 pm in the Fine Arts Building B, Room 105 (FAB 105). The lectures offer the community at large an important opportunity for dialogue about contemporary art and culture in relation to national and international trends.

    Doug Ashford

    Doug Ashford is an artist, teacher and writer based in New York. He is Associate Professor at The Cooper Union where he has taught sculpture, design, and interdisciplinary studies since 1989. Ashford’s principle visual practice from 1982 to 1996 was the multi-form practice of Group Material, whose work has been recently compiled in the book Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material (Four Corners Books, 2010). Since 1996 he has continued to produce paintings, essays and collaborative projects that engage sociality withartistic form. His most recent public effort ended in the project Who Cares (Creative Time, 2006), a book built from a series of conversations between Ashford and other cultural practitioners on public expression, ethics, and beauty. Recent exhibitions of his paintings include “Abstract Possible”, Tensta Konsthall and other locations (2010-12), dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel (2012) and Future Light, part of the Vienna Biennale 2015. A collection of essays, Doug Ashford: Writings and Conversation, (Mousse Publishing, 2013), was published on the occasion of his retrospective exhibition at the Grazer Kunstverein in 2013. He is represented by Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam. 

  • Venue
    Fine Arts Building B (FAB)
    Room #
    FL 32611