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The Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education presents a lecture by Norm Paris. In his work, artist Norm Paris explores the unfixed relationship between an evolving group of icons, their shifting mythologies and the languages used to represent them. In recent drawings and sculptures, old paintings and sports clippings are hijacked and used as blueprints for a haphazard building project. People are substituted with building material, and “green” technology is improperly installed. Structures of questionable integrity struggle to find their place in the landscape. Paris lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He has exhibited nationally, most recently participating in exhibitions at The Proposition, New York, NY; The Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Paris is an Assistant Professor at Rhode Island School of Design and core faculty at the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art in Norfolk, CT. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in painting and printmaking from the Yale School of Art.


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