Hogeschool Rotterdam Willem de Kooning Academie

ARTIST TALK BY LYNDON BARROIS JR.

ARTIST TALK BY LYNDON BARROIS JR.

Time: Thursday October 20, 2022, 16.00hr/4pm, free admission
Location: Karel Doormanhof 45, a short walk or bike-ride from Rotterdam Central Station.

Lyndon Barrois Jr. is an artist and writer based in Pittsburgh, PA where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. He is half of LAB:D, with artist Addoley Dzegede, with whom he has collaboratively staged two exhibitions, and co-authored a book of essays (Elleboog, at the Jan van Eyck Academie in 2019). Using magazines, advertising, cinema, and vernacular imagery as primary subjects of inquiry, Barrois’ multimedia practice breaks down and re-configures the languages of print, design, and popular culture in order to investigate underlying ideology, ethics, and conceptions of value. 

Recent solo exhibitions include How to Make a Mirror at Melanie Flood Projects, Mirage Collar at Artists Space, Others Who Struggle with Nature at Rubber Factory NYC, and Zaal 8 at Kasteel Oud Rekem in Belgium, and the two-person exhibitions Mercantile with Addoley Dzegede at Sharp Projects, and Dreamsickle with Kahlil Robert Irving at 47 Canal. Barrois Jr. received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis (2013), and his BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (2006). He has recently completed residencies at Latitude in Chicago, Loghaven in Knoxville, the Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, Netherlands, Fogo Island Arts in Newfoundland, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin, Ireland. 

On Thursday October 20, 2022 Lyndon will give a talk at the Piet Zwart Institute about his practise. This talk is free and open to the public.

Image credit: Installation view of Mirage Collar, Artists Space, NY 2022