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UW Art Dept. | Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquium: Chris Larson

April 20, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Chris Larson is a multi-media artist who engages his imagination in a number of different artistic disciplines, including sculpture, photography, drawing and filmmaking. What results is art that often makes a grim statement about human existence, but is also attention-grabbing for its sheer size or ornate detail. As a sculptor with impressive carpentry skills, he’s often concentrated on making incredibly elaborate, archaic-looking wooden machines from some bygone era. He does it in part to see where his imagination will take him, but also because of the way it engages the viewer. Richly metaphoric, Larson’s work dissolves clear boundaries between human and machine, purpose and absurdity, and the possibility of spiritual transcendence versus mechanistic determinism.
Spring 2022 Visiting Artist Colloquiums
Online at Zoom
Wednesdays @ 5 – 6:15pm
Discover the latest developments in Fine art, Craft, and Design at our free public lectures by some of the nation’s most prominent artists, critics, and gallery and museum directors.
The Art Department Colloquium is a series supported by the Anonymous Fund and the Brittingham Trust. Visiting Artist lectures are held every Wednesday during the academic year, and are free and open to the public.
Find the full Spring 2022 Colloquium schedule at: https://art.wisc.edu/public-programs/


April 20, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
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