Department of Art Announces October 26 Closing Reception for Ben Fox-McCord’s Exhibit and Studio VU Lecture by Hrag Vartanian

Artist Ben Fox-McCord’s work is produced in a variety of ways, but drawing has always been at the core of his practice. The act of drawing, the visual reproduction and abstraction of real-life forms onto a two-dimensional plane, is a distinctly human endeavor and is “one of the few ways that describes our interaction with and perception of the world around us, with any measure of honesty,” he said.

A closing reception for the artist and his exhibition “Meanders” will be held in Space 204 on Wednesday, October 26, from 4 to 6 pm. The gallery is housed on the second floor of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, 25th Avenue South at Garland Avenue, on the Vanderbilt campus.

vartanianHrag Vartanian, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, will speak about his work at 6 pm in Wilson Hall, Room 126, as part of Studio VU: The Department of Art Lecture Series. Vartanian created the publication in 2009 in response to changes in the art world, publishing, and distribution of information.

He writes and lectures about contemporary art, performance, multiculturalism, politics, the internet, literature, and visual culture. His curatorial interests are focused on theories and practices of decolonization, and he prefers to work in unorthodox spaces.

For more information, contact the Department of Art at 615.343.7241 or

Artist Marela Zacarias photographed Hrag Vartanian in the shadow of Anila Quayyum Agha’s work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2016

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