Second Street Critique With Matthew McLendon

POSTED ON 12.13.2019

Join us at 12pm on Thursday, January 9th for the latest in our series of monthly critiques.

January’s crit will be led by Matthew McLendon, PhD, an art historian and curator of modern and contemporary art who is widely recognized for his cross-disciplinary curatorial practice, an emphasis on community engagement and education, and activating marginalized voices in the museum setting. As an advocate for emerging and mid-career artists in the museum setting, McLendon has worked with a host of significant voices in contemporary art in both thematic and solo exhibitions, among them: Vanessa German, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Nick Cave, Sanford Biggers, R. Luke DuBois, Mickalene Thomas, Zimoun, Anne Patterson, Beth Lipman, Emily Noelle Lambert, Aurora Robson, Jill Sigman, Mac Premo, Daniel Rozin, Alyce Santoro, Gajin Fujita, Sofia Maldonado, and Luis Gispert, and more. McLendon earned his MA and PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London.

Spaces to present at lunchtime crits are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Artists will have 10 minutes in which to gain feedback on their work. It is recommended that artists show just one or two works and allocate most of the 10 minutes to receiving feedback from the group.

Participation isn’t mandatory –you’re welcome to simply come and view the works and take part in the discussions or just observe! If you wish, bring your lunch. The discussion will start at 12 pm and will last about an hour.

Admission is FREE, but advance sign up is required. Limited to 20. Only 4 people will be
guaranteed a spot to have their work discussed by the group.

Sign-ups for the following month’s crit will open up at the end of the session, giving attendees first dibs at next month’s spots.

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