Lecturer: TK Smith, a curator, writer, and Ph.D. candidate in the History of American Civilization program at the University of Delaware.
Master draftsman Roland Ayers (1932 – 2014) employed a stream of consciousness method of drawing that he believed offered the opportunity to experience and express freedom. Ayers rendered bodies −suspended and entangled−in acts of desire, both beautiful and grotesque. Entanglements with the Erotic will explore Ayers’s use of eroticism as a method of resistance and spiritual transcendence. With ink on paper, he revealed the most intimate parts of himself −dreams, fears, and desires− boldly embracing pleasure and vulnerability to create vivid and surreal imagery from the well of his own psyche.
Please note: This event will be offered online through Zoom and registration is required.