During the fall semester, collagist, painter and installation artist Mary Lum spent a week in the school working with Rebekah Modrak’s students to create an original installation.
Students created 8 costumes, each an interpretation of one of Lum’s cubist city scenes, built, sewn, and made dimensionally in different planes to wrap around the body.
This visit was made possible by the Roman Witt Visitors program, the King•Chavéz•Parks Visiting Professors Program and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost.
Bio: Mary Lum makes collages, paintings and installations that explore the lyrical undercurrents of urban space. Her work is currently being exhibited at MASS MoCA and is represented by Joseph Carroll and Sons (Boston) and Fredereicke Taylor (NY). She has been an artist in residence at St. John’s College, Oxford, UK, and has had solo shows in New York, Paris, and Boston. Lum taught at Alfred University for many years before being appointed to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard, and subsequently to the visual arts faculty at Bennington College. She resides in North Adams, MA, and is a 2010 Guggenheim Fellow.
You can view Lum’s work at:
Video: Mary Beth Carolan
Music: John Kannenberg