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Visualizing Stories: A Discussion With Randy Bolton, Mita Mahato, and Scott Kolbo
November 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Join us for a special discussion with artists Randy Bolton, Mita Mahato, and Scott Kolbo. Sponsored by the University of Puget Sound Department of Art.
Randy Bolton teaches at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, where he has been head of the print media department since 2002. He uses imagery from mass media and popular sources that he then alters and recombines through a collage-like process. The resulting images feel at first familiar and comfortable but carry an undercurrent of uncertainty or apprehension that undermines the viewer’s initial emotional response.
Mita Mahato is Associate Professor of English at the University of Puget Sound. Her scholarly work traces the relationship between narrative and illness, examining contemporary and hybridized media in particular (hypermedia, comics, photo-essays). Her creative work is in comics, often using collage and cut-outs in order to draw attention to the material quality of the form and the people and situations she takes as her subjects.
As a kid, Scott Kolbo spent countless hours drawing to stave off boredom, and drawing continues to play a dominant role in all his work. He became interested in the tradition of satire by looking through art books in the library and realizing that he was most attracted to prints with funny looking people in them. His Drawings, Prints, and video projections feature reoccurring characters and fragmentary narratives and are exhibited regionally and nationally. He received a B.F.A from Boise State University in 1996, a M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000, and currently teaches at Seattle Pacific University.
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