Department of Art + Design Presents
Mike Salisbury: Artist Talk
Apr 25, 2022 05:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)
Registration for this Zoom webinar is required.
MSU Art + Design and Sculpture Walk Springfield (SWS) are proud to host SWS’s first international artist, Mike Salisbury from Ontario, Canada. Salisbury will be in Springfield, April 18-25th installing a site-specific sculpture for the SWS 2022-23 collection. During his time in Springfield, Salisbury will host a workshop for MSU students and give an artist talk that is free and open to the public to attend.
Salisbury’s work combines politics, pop‐art and street art with sculpture installations that engage his audience in the social issues of our time using abandoned payphones as a metaphor for connection and disconnection. His phone box street sculptures invite interaction with the public and other street artists, something Salisbury refers to as "anonymous collaboration". In Springfield, Salisbury will be creating a site-specific sculpture in Jubilee Park North that juxtaposes a living tree within a full‐size metal and glass street corner payphone.
Prior to earning his BLA at the University of Guelph and achieving full OALA licensure, Mike studied at the Toronto School of Art in the late 80’s and founded the Toronto Student Art Gallery located in the Annex neighborhood of Toronto. Following the pandemic, Mike transitioned to full time visual artist. Salisbury has been invited to exhibit at group shows, solo exhibitions, as well as several juried art exhibitions. His sculptures and two‐dimensional artworks are held in private collections. Mike gratefully acknowledges the Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council for the Arts for their generous support.
Adam Whitney: Raising, Chasing and Repousse
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022 4-5 p.m. Central Time (US and Canada)
Zoom access to join this artist talk:
Leticia Bajuyo: Matter Matters
Learn more about Bajuyo here: https://www.leticiabajuyo.com
Kerry Phillips: Embracing Chance and Other Forgotten Stories
Kerry Phillips creates sculptures and installations using familiar objects, often overlooked, in unexpected ways – ranging from things scavenged and found to collected experiences and retold stories. She works intuitively in response to place, objects found, and time, often enlisting the community’s participation in the gathering of materials or through performative interactions.
In her talk Phillips will consider happenstance, resistance & the shared story of things as it relates to the seemingly accidental nature of the materials she finds, how she uses them, and her dogged refusal/inability to look at things in ordinary ways. Though she may also talk about anything but that and digress often in her easy-going personal storytelling-style way of sharing.
Learn more about Phillips here: https://www.kerryphillipsart.com