Art and Our Culture of Ephemerality

Andrew Kozlowski

Thursday, 20 Sep 2018 at 6:30 pm – South Ballroom, Memorial Union

Artist and printmaker Andrew Kozlowski will discuss how our histories are shaped by the objects we possess and the ephemerality of our human-made, constructed world. Using images from his own work, Kozlowski encourages audiences to reflect on objects of high and low culture around them, from ancient urns and artifacts of art history to the discarded beer cans and building debris of today. Kozlowski's exhibit Under (Printed) Construction will be on display at the Design on Main Gallery September 10-20 and features screen- and relief-printed images that have been wheat-pasted to the gallery wall. On Friday, September 21, he will lead a workshop during which the exhibit will be torn down and recycled into new paper on which workshop participants will print their own images. Live Green! Initiative 10-year Anniversary Series

Located in the Main Street Cultural District in downtown Ames, Design on Main is a satellite studio and gallery facility that connects Iowa State University’s College of Design with the greater Ames community.
Andrew Kozlowski, received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2007 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2003.

His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, as well as solo exhibitions at the DuPont Gallery, University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA; 1708 Gallery in Richmond, VA; and the Philadelphia Print Center in Philadelphia, PA.

In 2009 he completed a residency at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium and was awarded a 2011–2012 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship for his work in printmaking.

Cosponsored By:
  • Art & Visual Culture
  • College of Design Art Club - CODAC
  • Office of Sustainability
  • Sustainable Environments Program
  • University Print Society
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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