Next Art Talk to feature TU’s CurtisPost Published On:
Arts for the Community at Thomas University (ACTU) will hold the next installment in the Art Talks at Six series on Thursday, March 25. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at facebook.com/actu31792/live and feature Richard Curtis, Associate Professor of Art at Thomas University. No Facebook account is required to view.
“I am planning to make it a live, performative presentation of current projects,” Curtis said. “It will be a blend of demonstration and documentation that spans my creative interests from the past few years.”
Curtis was born and raised in North Alabama. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting from the University of North Alabama in 2000, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in performance and time-based art in 2004 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since that time, Curtis has been a professional artist with projects in a variety of media from painting and drawing to performance and installation art.
He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally, including in Canada, Kenya, Germany and Serbia/Montenegro. In his current work, Curtis creates paintings using pigments made from found materials. His recent body of artwork has been exhibited regionally at the Tallahassee Airport, Plough Gallery in Tifton and the Albany Area Arts Council.
“I have continued to experiment with using found natural materials to make inks and pigments, but I have also been reworking and incorporating older paintings into collages,” Curtis said. “I am interested in the process of layering materials, concealing and revealing different elements over time.”
This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.