Contact: Shawna Engel
Vice President for College Advancement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2013
Memphis College of Art Welcomes Visiting Artist Adelaide Paul
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Adelaide Paul, a talented sculptor from Philadelphia, will be discussing her artwork and her career in Memphis College of Art’s Callicott Auditorium (Rust Hall, Overton Park) on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
Paul, who earned an MFA in studio art from Louisiana State University in 1996, explores the relationships among animals and humans through her work. “Animals are anthropomorphized in film, fiction and popular culture,” she said in a statement. “They (and their requisite accessories) are hot commodities; like all commodities, they are also disposable.”
Having taught anatomy to veterinary students for the past eight years as associate director of the anatomy lab at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Paul has an intimate understanding of animal forms. “What strikes me the most, however, is not how different other animals are from us human animals, but how very similar,” said Paul. “I seek to pose questions to the viewer regarding these consumer/consumed/consummated relationships by juxtaposing found and fabricated objects evoking multiple possibilities as to just who is consumed.”
MCA’s visiting artist series is designed to expose students and the community to a diverse group of professional artists whose careers have taken them around the world.
Memphis College of Art provides a rigorous curriculum in an intimate, diverse community to empower generations of leading artists, designers and educators to flourish professionally and contribute valuable ideas to society. The region’s only independent art and design college, MCA is fully accredited with expert, nationally renowned faculty and grants BFA, MFA, MA in Art Education and MA in Teaching degrees with graduates excelling in various careers across the country and internationally. For more information, visit mca.edu. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/memphiscollegeofart and on Twitter at @memphisart.