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Artist Talk: Darien Burress, WMU Student Artist-in-Residence

Artist Talk: Darien Burress, WMU Student Artist-in-Residence

Darien Burress, WMU student and artist-in-residence for the "Where We Stand: Black Artists in Southwest Michigan" collaborative exhibit will present a talk about her artistic process and inspiration. The event will also include a display of Burress' work.

View her art piece in progress from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday through Friday, Nov. 11-15 in the Waldo Library 2nd floor, near the computer lab bridge, children's literature, and government documents area. 

Buress will deliver an Artist Talk on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m in the Waldo Library Meader Room 3014. 

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Now a WMU Signature Experience event. 

About the Artist

Darien Burress is a 24-year-old with a passion for mixed media, ranging from sculpture to film photography. The Grand Rapids native, after years of juggling being a student and activist, took in her artist cap full-time this year after finishing a series of five mounted Vandyke prints titled “Restoration”. She has shown at Kalamazoo Valley Museum in celebration of Juneteenth, as well as at the Devos Place as a part of the Shade of Blackness Exhibition, and the Kalamazoo Institute of Art in the Where We Stand Exhibition.

All of Darien’s works have a personal message surrounding the idea of blackness which harks back to her personal struggles and experiences surrounding blackness and those of the black community. She often incorporates natural elements and forms found from the earth as a part of her inspiration. She seeks to demonstrate a sense of unity and strength within her work and disrupt the everyday. When not making art, she enjoys playing roller derby and thinking about how to dismantle systems of oppression, and one day make a change in this world.

Date:
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Time:
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location:
Meader Room (3rd Floor)
Branch:
Waldo Library
Audience:
  Open to the Public  
Categories:
  Arts & Culture