Bethany Collins: Of a Piece - Artist Talk

When: Sat., Sept. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 2017

"Of a piece presents work by Chicago-based artist Bethany Collins. Through translation and transposition, drawing and installation, Collins exploration considers multiplicities and contradictions in language as a lens for considering racial identity. As Holland Cotter noted writing in The New York Times, “language itself, viewed as intrinsically racialized, is Bethany Collins’ primary material.” Collins’ works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationwide, including the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Drawing Center, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. Collins has been recognized as an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the MacDowell Colony, the Bemis Center and the Hyde Park Art Center among others. In 2015, she was awarded the Hudgens Prize. For more information, visit