The Arts & Culture Alliance hosts a monthly series featuring our member artists showcasing their work and discussing their inspirations and processes! Bring a lunch and join in the casual conversation at the Emporium Center. Sessions take place on Wednesdays at 12:00 PM and are free and open to the public.
The next presentation in the series takes place on Wednesday, December 11, from 12:00-1:00 PM with printmaker Raluca Iancu, who will give a talk about her work and some of her influences entitled “Beautiful Disasters: Destruction in Art”.
Raluca Iancu is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Art in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University in Halifax. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Iancu holds a fascination with crashes because of their simultaneously attractive and repulsive nature. This duality, or contradiction, is why she makes aesthetically pleasing prints with repugnant subject matter. Iancu considers that society has become desensitized to these images through constant exposure to them in the media, and yet they remain a spectacle. “I use cars and car crashes as metaphors for power dynamics in human relationships,” says Iancu. “I explore sex, memory and vulnerability through different mediums, ranging from printmaking to performance, to edible art and printed objects.” Iancu combines a critique of society’s attitude towards calamities with a sense of wonder at the beauty of destruction. Most of her prints are based on real events. She chooses what she depicts as much based on the back story as on its aesthetic appeal. Some of Iancu’s influences include Pop Art, Dadaism, Futurism and Constructivism. For more information on Raluca Iancu, visit www.ralu.ca or www.facebook.com/Raluca.Iancu.Art.
For more information, please contact Suzanne at 865-523-7543 or email@example.com.
Upcoming presentations in the “Time Well Spent” series:
Wednesday, January 15, 12:00 PM: Kelly Hider – Photography and mixed media
Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 PM: Emily Schoen – Mixed media and sculpture
Wednesday, March 12, 12:00 PM: Evelyn Bryant - sculpture
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00 PM: David Harman - painting
November 13, 2013 - Jeffrey Stoner
October 16, 2013 - Antuco Chicaiza
September 25, 2013 - Kathy Bradley
March 13, 2013 - Bobbie Crews
February 13, 2013 - Dennis Sabo
January 16, 2013 - Fritz Massaquoi
December 12, 2012 - Ann Lacava
November 14, 2012 - Marcia Goldenstein & Jean Hess
October 17, 2012 - Geri Forkner
September 19, 2012 - Bill Capshaw