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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (50+) pres.

Site-Specific Installations and Photography Projects, Detroit and Beyond

Scott Hocking

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Mr. Hocking will present a chronological slide-lecture based on his site-specific sculptural and photographic practice covering over 20 years of projects created in Detroit and throughout the world. Inspired by subjects ranging from ancient mythologies to current events, his artworks focus on transformation, ephemerality, chance, and the cycles of nature and often use found materials and neglected locations.

Scott Hocking was born in Redford Township, MI in 1975, and has lived and worked in Detroit proper since 1996 creating site-specific installations, sculptures and photography projects. Exhibitions include Van Abbemuseum, Kunst-Werke Institute, Kunsthalle Wien, French Triennial Lille 3000, MCA Chicago, Smart Museum of Art, School of the Art Institute, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, PAFA Museum, The Mattress Factory, D.I.A., Cranbrook, MOCAD, MSU’s Broad Museum, and UM Institute for the Humanities. Awards include a Kresge Artist Fellowship, a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge Grant, an Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and residential grants in France, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Brazil, and throughout the US. He is represented by David Klein Gallery, Detroit.

This is the fourth of a six-lecture series. The subject is The Power of Art. The next lecture will be March 26, 2020. The title is: Recalling the Past, Imagining the Future – Art and the Resurgence of Detroit
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  • $10 for an individual lecture. Payable at the door. Checks preferred. $35 for the entire series of 6 lectures.
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