In collaboration with Critical Dialogues, Printmaking, and Fibers and Material Studies, please join us for a talk with Noel W. Anderson. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Noel W. Anderson is known for his explorations into the evolving makeup of black male identity through the medium of textiles. Using found imagery from various media and archives, including television and magazine, Anderson adds, subtracts, manipulates and distorts the original pictures, which are then woven into tapestries. Anderson then re-works each tapestry, distressing, dyeing and sometimes dissolving the image until it is only partially legible. This literal blurring of the object metaphorically highlights issues of race and gender, as the artist attempts to dissect the distortion of black males in contemporary culture and media. This lecture will look at a variety of recent works by Noel Anderson, from his erased Ebony pages to his woven jacquard tapestries.
Noel W. Anderson is an Assistant Professor at NYU’s Art and Art Professions Department in Print Media. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master of Fine Arts from Indiana University in Printmaking, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in Sculpture.