Artist Justin Bryant (Emerging Visions) Talk

Thu, January 24, 2019 3:00 PM at the LookOut! Gallery

The LookOut! Gallery
Snyder Hall, Second Floor
362 Bogue Street
East Lansing, Michigan 48825

Join this poetry talk with Emerging Visions artist, and RCAH artist in residence, Justin Bryant. 

Born in Stuttgart AR., Justin Bryant received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2012 and his MFA in Studio Art from Louisiana State University in 2018. He has taken courses at Penland School of Craft, Ox-bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, the Art Students League in New York and he was also a participant at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (’17). Justin’s recent work investigates the past and present imagery of African-Americans to construct a multi-contextual narrative of poetry, personal narrative, and history. Justin has shown at the Zoe B. Art Center in Chicago Illinois, Ten Gallery in New Orleans and he will soon be a featured artist at the Thea Art Foundation in North Little Rock, AR.

His solo exhibit, Emerging Visions, is the 8th Annual RCAH Perspectives on African American Experience. In found objects, painting, drawing, printmaking, and video, Bryant employs strategies of negation to explore the gaps that inhere in black archives and to suggest the fugitive and dissonant conditions of African diasporic identity.

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