6 P.M. THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2013
ARTIST TALK/INTERVIEW: Adriane Herman on "Human Doings"
210 McKnight West, Wichita State University School of Art and Design, 1845 Fairmount Street, Wichita, KS
Tracing the trajectory from intention to action by collecting, studying, and re-presenting other people’s grocery lists, artist Adriane Herman pays homage to the everyday. Her incised clay tablets--etched, inlaid, and
burnished to a deep luster--monumentalize the humble, yet remarkable, specimens from her collection. Each list becomes a document to human commitments, tastes, and priorities. Rachel Epp Buller, regional coordinator of The Feminist Art Project and assistant professor of art at Bethel College, interviews Herman on the ubiquitous nature of handwritten lists, and how we can learn from the intimate, yet anonymous, details of how others choose to spend their most precious resources of time, energy, and attention.
Adriane Herman’s recent solo exhibitions include Checking It Twice at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. The Art Institute of Chicago, The Walker Art Center and The Whitney Museum of American Art each include her work in their collections. Herman is an associate professor at the Maine College of Art and holds an M.F.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison.