Wednesday, March 26 2014 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Wells College presents a lecture by artist Janet Biggs, known internationally for her work in video, photography and performance. The talk is free and all are welcome to attend.
Biggs’ international reputation is based on her work in video, photography and performance. Her work, once described in Art Forum as “potently intimate,” often centers on depictions of skilled physicality and extreme engagements with landscape. She has featured subjects such as ballet performed by kayaks, sulfur miners inside an active volcano, Olympic synchronized swimmers, and speeding motorcycles.
Biggs’ work has been presented in solo exhibitions and screenings at such venues as the Musee d’art Contmporain de Montréal, the Hirschorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Everson Museum of Art, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Australia, and many others. She is represented in numerous collections, including those of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa; and the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC.