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Karyn Olivier, Inbound: Houston, October 26–November 22, 2009. © Karyn Olivier

For Now, Let’s Call It Art

Saturday, Apr 13, 2013
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Glassell School of Art, Ground Floor
2450 Holcombe Boulevard Map & Directions


The Fifth Annual Booker-Lowe Lecture "For Now, Let's Call It Art"
Presented by Karyn Olivier

Karyn Olivier is best known to Houston audiences through her large-scale, outdoor exhibition Inbound: Houston, in which she replaced 13 area billboards with photographs of the landscape directly behind the signs. In this lecture, Olivier discusses her use of sculpture, installation, public works, photography, and video to manipulate the familiar and investigate people's social interactions with everyday objects, spaces, and each other.

Olivier has served as an artist-in-residence in the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, as well as at the University of Houston, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. She has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the MFAH; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria in New York; the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh; the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures in Dakar, Senegal; and the Gwangju and Busan Bienniales in South Korea. She is currently an assistant professor of sculpture at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.

A reception follows the lecture.

The Booker-Lowe Lecture Series is made possible by a generous grant from Nana Booker and M. David Lowe/Booker-Lowe Gallery.