"Can an artwork make itself?" artist talk

Date: Feb 7, 2017

MacEwan University’s Fine Art Program Visiting Artist Series 2016/17 presents an artist talk by Barbara Hobot

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.

Room 203 Centre for the Arts and Communications 

“Can an artwork make itself?”

This is the central question that propels Hobot’s studio practice. She speculates how a drawing might look if an object drew it and imagines what a sculpture might be like if it was willed itself into being.

Hobot will discuss abstraction and how it can shift the power dynamic between viewer and object, the role speculation plays in her process, and how different views on anthropocentrism have influenced her practice.

About the artist

Barbara Hobot is an Ontario-based artist whose work has been exhibited most recently at the University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Cambridge Galleries, and the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery (all 2016). Hobot has participated in residencies in Canada, the United States, and Europe and is the recipient of awards from the Ontario Arts Council, most notably the Chalmers Arts Fellowship. 

Barbara holds an MFA from the University of Western Ontario and is represented by Olga Korper Gallery, Toronto.

This artist talk is free and open to the public; RSVP via the Facebook event.

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