Schneider Museum of Art Curator and Artist-In-Residence
Ashland, OR – The Schneider Museum of Art is presenting A Maypole, a Hanging Tree, a Boundary Marker, a lecture by Daniel Duford, on Thursday, May 9, at 5:30 PM in the Meese Auditorium at the Center for the Visual Arts on the Southern Oregon University (SOU) campus. The Museum will be open at 5:00 – a half hour before the lecture on May 9.
Duford states: “I will discuss my body of work in relationship to story. I work in several contexts, tapping in different art histories and readings of my work. I will discuss how overlapping contexts and an expanded field of discourse can enrich and complicate an artwork.” Duford is the curator of the Museum’s current exhibition, Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby, and is the Center for the Visual Arts’ current artist-in-residence. Fighting Men: Golub, Voulkos, Kirby features the paintings of Leon Golub, prints and ceramics by Peter Voulkos, and superhero comics by the illustrator who was at the forefront of this genre, Jack Kirby.
Daniel Duford has a BFA from the University of New Mexico. He is an Instructor in the Intermedia, Illustration and Sculpture departments at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, OR. He has self-published graphic novels and posts an on-going anthology on Radio Relay Towers. Duford’s sculptures and drawings have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States. His illustration and comic work has appeared in numerous magazines and independent publications. Duford is currently residing on the SOU campus as part of the Center for the Visual Arts’ artist-in-residence program through June 2, 2013. During this time, he will create work alongside SOU art students and faculty. The artist-in-residence program is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Family Foundation.
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