Arts and Lecture Series: Janet Biggs

Accomplished video artist Janet Biggs will speak about her varied and fascinating work in video, photography, and performance.

Date

03-26-14

Time

4:45 pm

Location

Hostetter Lecture Room (209), Stratton Hall

General Info

On Wednesday, March 26, at 4:45 video artist Janet Biggs will speak at Wells College. 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. 

Biggs is represented by CONNERSMITH (Washington, DC), Winkleman Gallery, (NYC), and Galerie Anita Beckers (Frankfurt, Germany).

The presentation will run until 6:00 p.m. in the Hostetter Lecture Room (209) in Stratton Hall. For more information about this event at Wells, please contact Assistant Professor of Studio Art Katie Waugh at kwaugh@wells.edu. Please visit facebook.com/wellscollegeartsandlectureseries to connect with the Wells College Arts & Lectures Series.

Above images are from "Fade to White," 2010. Single-channel, high definition video, 16:9 format Time: 12:28; "Vanishing Point," 2009. Single-channel, high definition video, 16:9 format, Time: 10:32; "A Step On the Sun," 2012. Single-channel, high definition video, 16:9 format, Time: 9:05; and "In the Cold Edge," 2010, Single-channel, high definition video, 16:9 format. Time: 05:29.

 

 
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