Artist Talk: Blue McRight, This Changes Everything
Please join sculptor and installation artist Blue McRight for a virtual discussion about her visual, metaphoric language regarding water and the ocean that synthesizes years of witnessing the undersea wilderness as a scuba diver. In ways that are provocative, but more poetic than didactic, McRight’s work engages with major environmental issues including drought, sea level rise, and ocean plastic pollution. The discussion will address sustainable materials and methods in her artistic practice as well as those used in her studio building.
This talk is presented in conjunction with the Craft in America Center exhibition, Making Waves: Ocean Ecology and Craft, on view through June 19, 2021.
This talk will be streamed live via Zoom and Facebook. Register for the Zoom webinar here.
About the Artist:
McRight studied art at Rhode Island School of Design. Her public artworks are in the collections of the cities of Culver City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Buenaventura, and San Diego, California as well as in the collections of Sun America, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Port of Portland, Oregon; Chemical Bank, New York; and Mountain Bell, Denver. She lives and works in Venice, California.
This project is supported by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, www.culturela.org.
Additional support for the Craft in America Center is provided by the California Arts Council, a state agency (learn more at www.arts.ca.gov) and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture (www.lacountyarts.org).