Art Talks: David Stein

Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:30 pm
S150

David Stein is the Dodd Galleries Fall artist-in-residence, who will be working with Professor Erin Moore’s Data Visualization class to create an exhibition that pictures the objects in a days’ newspaper. He will discuss this work among others in a lecture and question and answer period.

David Stein was born in Philadelphia, PA. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, and an Masters in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts. He has had solo shows in San Francisco, Boston, and Malmö. He has been included in group exhibitions in San Francisco, New York, and Dresden. He received the Murphy Fellowship (2003), CCA All College Honors (2003), been awarded residencies at the Bemis Center (2006) and the MacDowell Colony (2008), and been featured in Frieze and New York Magazines. He lives and works in Queens, NY.

Stein explores cultural and political difference, how knowledge is constructed, and how consumption and waste are a cycle of contemporary material and cultural production. He obsesses over things that depress him most: news, advertising, fashion, and plastic objects biding their time between creation and landfill. Lately, he is preoccupied by the way online conversations, web commentary, and political dialogue embody a balkanized, cognitively dissonant world.