with Mark Klett, Photographer
Sponsored by the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, the Department of Design, The Commons, the Kansas Geological Survey, the Franklin D. Murphy Lecture Fund, the History of Art Department, and the Spencer Museum of Art
Mark Klett photographs the intersection of cultures, landscapes, and time. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography. He established his artistic perspective on the American West landscape as the chief photographer for the Rephotographic Survey Project (1977-79), which re-photographed Western sites first captured by surveyors in late 1800s. Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Buhl Foundation, and the Japan/U.S. Friendship Commission. His work has been exhibited and collected both nationally and internationally for over 30 years and is held in over 80 museum collections worldwide. He is the author of fifteen books, including the recently published Reconstructing the View (University of California Press, 2012, with Rebecca Senf and Byron Wolfe), Wendover: The Half-Life or History (Radius Press, 2011, with William Fox), Saguaros (Radius Press, 2007, with Gregory McNamee), and Yosemite in Time (Trinity University Press, 2005, with Rebecca Solnit and Byron Wolfe). Mark Klett is Regents' Professor of Art at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.
Klett will lead the event with a short introduction to his recent work, after which, the audience is invited to ask questions of the artist. Audience members are encouraged to attend Klett's Hallmark Lecture at 6:00pm on Thursday, April 17 at the Spencer Museum of Art. Audience members should familiarize themselves with Klett's work prior to Coffee @ The Commons, as the dialogue between artist and audience will comprise the majority of the event.
The event is presented in conjunction with Data & Democracy.
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Coffee @ The Commons, Data & Democracy