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6:30 pm

Ernest G. Welch Visiting Artist and Scholar Series
at Georgia State University
Troy Moore Library
25 Park Place NE, Floor 23
map + directions

This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to the public.

Getting There:
Take Marta to the Peachtree Center or Five Points Station.
By car: parking is recommended in the GSU T deck at 43 Auburn Ave or
the G deck with entrances on Courtland, Collins St. and Central Ave,
additional info here: GSU Visitor Parking Info.

Math Bass and Ryan McLaughlin join ART PAPERS LIVE and the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design to discuss their work, addressing the role of painting—and its relationship to other media—both in their respective practices, and in contemporary art at large. Bass and McLaughlin are both young American artists born in the early 1980s; painting is central to each of their practices, yet in no way fully encompasses them. Bass received her MFA at UCLA and makes art out of Los Angeles, while McLaughlin moved to Berlin after completing his undergraduate at RISD, and now spends time between Berlin and the East Coast. Bass and McLaughlin will compare generational notes, examining their shared—or divergent—social, art practical, and geographical experiences as artists working with, and beyond, painting today.

Math Bass received a BA from Hampshire College in 2003, and an MFA from UCLA in 2011. Bass has performed, screened, and exhibited at the Hammer Museum, Human Resources, REDCAT, and Overduin and Co in Los Angeles; the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco; Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte, the Anthology Film Archives, and Wallspace Gallery in New York; Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center in Copenhagen; and the National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, among other venues nationally and internationally.

Ryan McLaughlin was born in 1980 in Worcester, MA. He graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. His recent solo exhibitions include: Raisins (2013) at Laurel Gitlen, New York; Barbara I and II (2012/2013) at Luttgenmeijer, Berlin; and Farley (2012) at Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Among his recent group exhibitions are: Morning and Evening Asylum (2014) at Off Vendome, Dusseldorf, and Tanya Leighton, Berlin; The Made-up Shrimp Hardly Enlightens Some Double Kisses (2013) at Laurel Gitlen, New York; and The Big Picture (2012) at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York. He now lives and works in Berlin.

ABOVE, LEFT: Math Bass, installation view of Newz!, 2014, gouache on canvas, and Zig Zag, 2014, steel [courtesy of the artist and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles]
ABOVE, RIGHT: Ryan McLaughlin, Die Schweiz, 2013 [courtesy of the artist and Laurel Gitlen, NY]

Co-presented by the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.

Johnathan Short
One Consulting Group, Inc.
PennHouse Productions
W Atlanta-Downtown

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