On March 17th at 1pm, please join us for a gallery walking tour led by professors Dr. Karen L. Kleinfelder and Leslie Dick in conjunction with participating artists and curators. Reception to follow.
Dr. Karen Kleinfelder is a Professor & Head of the Art History at California State University, Long Beach. She received her Ph.D. in 1989 from the University of Michigan where her thesis won the Distinguished Dissertation Award & was later published by the University of Chicago Press as a book, The Artist, His Model, Her Image, His Gaze: Picasso's Pursuit of the Model. A recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, she is currently at work on a book about the images of women in Picasso's art. A list of seminar topics she has taught at Cal State Long Beach include Surrealism & Gender, Bataille's informe, Baudrillard's hyperreal, mind/body/cyborg, real places/imaginary spaces, boundary crossings, & "Engendered Species". Dr. Kleinfelder won the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award at Cal State Long Beach in 2000.
Leslie Dick is the author of two novels - Without Falling (1987) and Kicking (1992) and a collection of short stories, The Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories (1995). She was a Mellon Fellow in Arts Criticism at CalArts, before joining the regular faculty in Art in 1992. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, art catalogues, and anthologies. She wrote on photography in Real Allegories: Olivier Richon (Steidl, 2006) and she writes regularly for X-TRA, a quarterly journal of contemporary art, whose editorial board she joined in 2011. She collaborated with artist Martin Kersels on a video work entitled Ripcord (2008) which was shown at Acme, Los Angeles. In 2010, as part of Martin Kersels's Five Songs in the Whitney Biennial, she presented a 'multi-media performance' on Jacques Lacan's 'The Mirror Stage' at the Whitney Museum in New York. In 2012 she presented her work at the symposium 'On Perfection' at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmith's College, London.