October 13, 2021
“For decades, artist Annette Lawrence has maintained a daily habit of journaling; keeping notes on her experience of working in her studio and documenting thoughts that inform her art practice. For this reading, Lawrence will pull from a selection of her journal entries written between 1983–2021 that were penned on the date of this program. FotoFest invites you to join us for this exercise in revisiting the past with the artist during an in-person reading at Silver Street Studios. Following the program, guests will be invited to view the exhibition In Place of an Index which features images of Lawrence’s journals and notebooks.
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required to attend. Masks will be required upon entry to the reading and Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place.
About the artist:
Annette Lawrence’s work has been widely exhibited and is held in museums, and private collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Dallas Museum of Art; The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; ArtPace Center for Contemporary Art, Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, American Airlines and the Art Collection of the Dallas Cowboys. She received a 2018 MacDowell Fellowship, the 2015 Moss/Chumley Award from the Meadows Museum, and the 2009 Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Travel Award from the Dallas Museum of Art. Her work was included in the 1997 Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. She is an alumnus of the Core Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Skowhegan School. She received a BFA from The Hartford Art School and an MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art. Originally from New York, Lawrence lives and works in Denton, Texas and is a Professor of Studio Art in the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas. In May 2021, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) announced the Texas State Legislature’s 2021 and 2022 appointment of Annette Lawrence as State Artist of the year, Visual Artist, 2D.
Image: Annette Lawrence, October 23 – 31, 2020. Photo printed on Vinyl Tarp, 10 x 20 feet. Courtesy of the artist.”
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