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Visiting Artist: Tom McGlynn

January 14, 2016
Richmond Center for Visual Arts
room 2008 at 5:30 p.m.

Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Cooper- Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian, among other national and international institutional collections. He is a contributing writer to The Brooklyn Rail and Big, Red, and Shiny. He is also the founding director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially- engaged curatorial projects. A recent project “Memphis Social” was awarded a franchise grant from the New York -based organization supporting independent curatorial projects, apexart. He is also currently affiliated with Parsons The New School for Design in NYC as an artist lecturer and with The New Centre for Research and Practice, an online educational institution based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

“My projects take into account the role of the artist in the expanded field of interdisciplinary practice to include socially oriented sculptural installation, abstract painting derived from social semiotics, and photography that treads the line between quotidian encounter and generic abstraction.”

Art website: www.tommcglynnart.com  
Beautiful Fields: www.beautifulfields.org