The Visiting Artists Program in the Department of Art and Art History presents The Art Guys, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing. The Art Guys have experimented with a wide range of materials and activities in their attempt to expand the dialog and boundaries of art.
Sculpture, drawing, performances, installations and video are among the many forms The Art Guys have employed, with food, drugs, pencils, baseball bats, car lot flags, toothbrushes and matches as just a small sampling of the unconventional materials they have utilized. Using an open and offbeat “direct-to-the public” methodology, they have presented their work in grocery stores, movie theaters, airports, restaurants, sports arenas and many other nontraditional venues while also exploiting mass media and entertainment to explore contemporary society and issues. They are perhaps most well known for their numerous staged performances, public spectacles and “behavioral” interventions in a wide array of situations that have blurred the divisions between art and life.
The Visiting Artists Program invites internationally known artists to present public lectures and seminars, as well as private studio critiques with graduate students.
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