Meet the artist: Willie Cole
The Museum of Art, UNH is proud to present visiting artist Willie Cole on Wednesday, September 20, at 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Paul Creative Art Center, room A218. This lecture is free and open to the public. A reception in the museum will follow immediately following the lecture. This lecture offers the community an important opportunity to engage in discussions about contemporary art and culture with the artist.
Willie Cole: On-Site
This exhibition highlights a body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and features 13 artworks, a video, and an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled water bottles. This traveling exhibition is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park and is co-curated by the David C. Driskell Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, and Executive Director, Professor Curlee R. Holton. The exhibition Willie Cole: On-Site will be on view until October 15.
Willie Cole (b. 1955 in Somerville, New Jersey) lives and works in New Jersey. He is known for assembling domestic objects into powerful works of art and installations. Cole transforms steam irons, ironing boards, hairdryers, and high-heeled shoes into powerful sculptures, installations, and works on paper. His works of art explore and reference African art and culture, slavery in America and icons of American pop culture and consumer culture. Cole attended the Boston University School of Fine Arts, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York and continued his studies at the Art Students League of New York.
Willie Cole: On-Site and accompanying programs are supported by Friends of the Museum of Art.
Image credits: (top) Willie Cole, Loveseat, 2007, Shoes, wood, PVC pipes, screws and staples, 39” x 65” x 43”. Willie Cole: On-Site is organized by the David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park