Internationally Acclaimed Visual Artist
Lecture & Booksigning, Monday 9/14 @ 6pm
Tipton Hall on the CSF Campus
$5 general | $2.5 students/seniors
Join us for Drake’s lecture on Monday, September 14th immediately followed by a sale and book signing of his first monograph, James Drake, published by University of Texas Press.
Renowned artist James Drake has presented his figurative, narrative art internationally, receiving early critical praise for his dramatic steel sculptures, drawings and video installations. Drake is one of those astoundingly versatile artists who has managed to create accomplished, distinctive work in a number of media. In the process, he has deployed a consistent vocabulary of images relating to art history, weaponry, the fine line between savagery and civilization, and life on the densely populated bilingual Juarez-El Paso border.
James Drake’s work is in the permanent collection of over thirty museums, including the Albright-Knox Gallery, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has had over sixty one-person shows and has been invited to participate in more than one hundred group exhibitions. Drake is the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants.