Visual Voices Brings Sam Gilliam to Fairfax Campus

Posted: November 15, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Thursday, Nov. 16, one of America‚Äôs leading artists, Sam Gilliam, presents “Two Walls and Carousels,” a discussion of his own creative process.

Part of the Visual Voices series sponsored by the Department of Art and Visual Technology, Department of History and Art History and AVT Friends of Art/Navigation Press, the presentation is free and open to the public.

Gilliam’s presentation will be held in Harris Theater on the Fairfax Campus from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Born in Tupelo, Miss., Gilliam is now a Washington, D.C.-based artist whose works have been displayed in galleries worldwide. Locally, his art is included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection. He also has works displayed in a number of public spaces, including Ronald Reagan National Airport.

In the 1960s, Gilliam was the first artist to display a painted canvas that was draped and tacked to a wall rather than stretched in a frame. He is also known for his use of color. Today, he uses all kinds of media in his paintings and prints, most of which have a sculptural quality.

For more information on the Visual Voices series, call 703-993-8898.

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