Artist Talk Saturday, 7/20 at 3pm

Please join us for a conversation with our current solo exhibition artist, Larry Cook, led by artist, professor, and curator, Jose Ruiz. We will be discussing the works in Cook’s show ‘Americana’ in relation to his past work, and also where his work fits within the realm of contemporary art that deals with culture and identity. Artist and Moderator bios are below:

Larry Cook, a 2012 MFA graduate of The George Washington University (GWU) and 2013 Sondheim Prize Finalist, is a photographer and video artist who has been featured in exhibitions in several galleries in the Washington, DC and Maryland areas, including those at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the University of Maryland, the Brentwood Arts Exchange, Hillyer Art Space, the Smithsonian and Gallery 102 at GWU.  He is an adjunct professor of photography at GWU and a proud teacher for Project Create, a non-profit organization that provides art education for children experiencing poverty and homelessness.José Ruiz is a Peruvian-born artist and curator. He received his MFA in 2004 from the San Francisco Art Institute’s New Genres program. During the past 10 years, he has shown his work in US cities such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC and internationally in countries such as Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, Japan, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, and the Netherlands. His projects have been featured in museums such as El Museo del Barrio, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo de Arte de El Salvador, and the Van Abbe Museum. Ruiz’s practice has been the subject of various publications, including the New York Times, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, Arte al Dia, Artnet, and the Washington Post. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Moore College of Art & Design. Additionally, he is the founder of Furthermore—a production and presentation space in Washington, DC—and a co-founder of Present Company—an exhibition space in Brooklyn, NY.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.