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New Art Center presents Artist Talk: Marlon Forrester
April 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details: Thursday, 1 Session
Times: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
The rise of NFTs has radically changed how we see the future of art. Painting, drawing, and sculpture must find ways to push into a space in which both spectacle and society embrace a new digital currency. Join Marlon Forrester for a conversation based on his reflections on stepping through the looking glass of traditional artmaking into a new reality of NFTs and the Metaverse, reflections on his process and sale of his 1st NFT.
About the artist:
Marlon Forrester, born 1976 in Guyana, South America, is an artist and educator raised in Boston, MA. He is a recipient of the 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize and his work is in the collection of the ICA/Boston. Forrester is a graduate of School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, B.A 2008 and Yale School of Art, M.F.A. 2010. He is a resident artist at African American Masters Artist Residency Program (AAMARP) adjunct to the Department of African-American Studies in association with Northeastern University. He worked previously as a painting lecturer at SMFA (2017-2019) and has shown both internationally and nationally. His current body of work explores how through media, Pop Culture, and advertisement the black male body is commodified through the sport of basketball. Utilizing his concept of “disequilibrium” he works to deconstruct the rites and rituals found within the game and life through his drawings, paintings, performance and large-scale installation.