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Exhibition at Fayerweather Gallery opens Nov. 7
Artist Reaches Out To Disadvantaged Youth To Create Collaborative Ventures

October 30, 2002--

WHO: Tim Rollins

WHAT: Exhibition – “After”

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, through Tuesday, Dec. 3
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Fayerweather Gallery

WHAT: Lecture - “Art After Literature”

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 7, 5 p.m. Reception, 6 to 7:30

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160 Reception – Fayerweather Gallery

Conceptual artist Tim Rollins founded KOS (Kids of Survival) while working with learning disadvantaged youth in the 1980s in the South Bronx, N.Y. The students participating in the program create images inspired by various texts, usually classics of western literature, creating paintings or drawings directly onto the text. The results are a collaborative mural-sized work of art. Today, Rollins teaches workshops across the country.

On Thursday, Nov. 7, Fayerweather Gallery will open “After,” an exhibition of works on paper by Robbins and KOS. The works are the result of Rollins’ Memphis, Tennessee workshops that focused on Ovid’s “Metamorphoses.”

Rollins will give a lecture at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall followed by an opening reception in Fayerweather Gallery, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit, organized by U.Va.’s Artsboard, kicks off a year and a half residency for Rollins that includes a seminar, lectures and several workshops with area public school students. These workshops will focus on Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream.” The final segment of the residency will be an exhibition of the collaborative results of these workshops at the University Art Museum in the fall 2003.

For details, call the McIntire Department of Art (434) 924-6123.

Contact: Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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