WAM Nights: Gallery Conversation with Dr. Brittany Lockard on vanessa german’s THE BEAST, or Self Portrait
May 26, 2023 | 6:30pm
WAM Nights, Adult Events & Programs, Exhibitions
Wichita Art Museum
About this Event
In this gallery conversation, Dr. Brittany Lockard, an expert in fat studies and contemporary art, will provide a framework for thinking about American culture’s treatment of fat bodies and invite the audience to share the ways in which the sculpture resonates with and differs from their own particular, intersectional experiences of body image. We will also consider how artist vanessa german’s emphasis on tenderness, creativity, and social healing can be a model for mending our individual and structural relationships with our bodies.
Dr. Brittany Lockard is Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries at Wichita State University.
About the Presenter
Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries at Wichita State University