Visiting Artists 2011
Cornelius Eady is the author of seven books of poetry and the co-founder of Cave Canem, a national organization for African American poets.In most of Eady's poems there is a musical quality drawn from the Blues and Jazz. From the outset, he has written about race, family, jazz, and even poetry itself with a voice that is uniquely his own.
Shahzia Sikander began her artistic career studying miniature painting in Pakistan. Since moving to the United States she has developed a highly original artistic practice that combines her traditional training with multivalent iconography and contemporary cultural theories.
Working in video and film, photography, performance, and site-specific sculpture, Dan Graham is one of contemporary art's most inventive and significant figures. Graham's sculpture Crazy Spheroid - Two Entranceswas installed permanently in deCordova's Sculpture Park this summer.
Richard Phillips' large-scale paintings draw from vintage magazine advertisements, pornography websites, and fashion spreads. Technicolor or film noir in feel, the glossy hyper-real images have brought him notoriety in the realms he critiques.
Pozen Center, North Hall
Known for his pioneering work in color photography, Stephen Shore has photographed Andy Warhol's Factory, deadpan scenes of American life, and still lifes.
Iconic British fashion designer Zandra Rhodes was part of the new wave of designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. She has designed for clients as diverse as Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Helen Mirren, and Diana, Princess of Wales.
French filmmaker Rose Lowder has been a prolific practitioner of perceptual experiments with 16mm film since the 1970s. Using a precise, frame-by-frame technique, Lowder's films manipulate light, color, and motion to explore not only her surroundings, but also the experimental landscape of meaning.