World renowned artist Sam Durant brought his socially and politically controversial maps and globes to Archer on Feb. 6.
Durant, a Seattle native, is a professor at the California Institute of the Arts; his first show was in 1991 in Los Angeles.
Gallery teacher Chad Attie describes Durant as an “artist who is able to open up about his work and educate.”
“His work is shown all over the world, including at Blum and Poe the biggest art gallery in LA,” added class member Carina Oriel ’16.
Oriel described what a privilege it was to work with Durant, saying “He was able to inspire, teach, and guide us through this amazing experience.”
Attie explained, “Sam Durant sheds work on political and historical moments. It’s also very esthetically pleasing. There is something so pure and extraordinary about maps and globes.”
In terms of his experience working with Durant, Attie said, “Being a teacher, he was able to talk about his work and express the process.”
The Gallery class impressed the artist as well, according to Attie: “Sam Durant claims it was the best experience he has had working with curators.”
Featured Image: Gallery class publicity for Durant’s show. Photographer: Siena Deck ‘16