7000 Marks: Panel Discussion & Speculative Drawing Session
Friday, December 15, 2017, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Take part in a panel discussion and speculative drawing session by using pencils from 7000 Marks to navigate anti-colonial theory, biology, and scientific illustration.
SPECULATIVE DRAWING - Panel discussion and speculative drawing session
If biological classification systems are another means of projecting human desires - or even epistemological frameworks - onto the world of nonhuman beings, how might we speculate outside of our human frame and attempt to adapt our relationships to non human beings in an era of ecological uncertainty? Join artist Taryn McMahon, and 7000 Marks artists Sara Black and Amber Ginsburg in a discussion on these themes and activate the 7000 pencils through a guided speculative drawing workshop.
Taryn McMahon's work asks how we humans consider ourselves outside of nature, and how art can, through its depictions of the natural world, disrupt culturally constructed views of nature to impact our understanding of the natural world and our place within it. She has had solo exhibitions at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY; and William Busta Gallery, Cleveland, OH, among many others. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa and is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University.
Free and open to the public.