Ulrich Underground Artist-in-Residence:
Lisa Solomon

July 2014
Ulrich Underground

On view through September 28
 

Oakland, California-based artist, Lisa Solomon, will mount an exhibition of her work, create a new piece, and participate in community activities when she visits the Ulrich Museum of Art for the month of July as the Ulrich Underground's first artist-in-residence.

Solomon is interested in the way that work is categorized according to gender, and how that categorization affects the way the work is received.  For example, she will mount an installation of 1,000 handmade doilies at the Ulrich—doily making is often seen as a feminine pursuit (an activity confined to the domestic sphere), but Solomon’s installation monumentalizes the doily and equates its making with fine art practices. 

While in Wichita, the artist will also crowdsource elements to create a new installation especially for the Ulrich.
 

SUPPORTING EVENTS:

All events are free and open to the public, and located at the Ulrich Museum, unless otherwise noted.
Learn more at ulrich.wichita.edu/events.

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 6–7 P.M.

OPENING RECEPTION | Ulrich Underground Artist-in-Residence: Lisa Solomon
Join us in celebrating the Ulrich Underground’s first artist-in-residence, Lisa Solomon, with light fare and a meet-and-greet with the artist. Then, pick up a clipboard and draw a few doilies for Solomon's new installation, as Ellis Paul performs at Art For Your Ears from 7 to 9 p.m. in McKnight Plaza. 

SATURDAY, JULY 12, 10 A.M.–2 P.M.

ARTIST WORKSHOP: Lisa Solomon
Doilies and French Knots
The Workroom, 150 N. Cleveland Ave., Wichita
(316) 295-4520
Learn how to draw doilies and tie French knots, and more importantly, be part of a working artist’s process. The work you produce can help complete Solomon’s work in progress for a new installation at the Ulrich.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

10 A.M. REFRESHMENTS, 10:30 A.M. PROGRAM
SENIOR WEDNESDAY: Lisa Solomon
Learn about Ulrich Underground Artist-in-Residence Lisa Solomon's creative process and her leaps of faith in collaborating with people from all over the world on crowd-sourced art projects. Become a part of her process as she continues her effort to gather hand drawn doilies and hand-tied French knots for a new installation especially for the Ulrich Museum.

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