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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gale Memorial Lecture Series (3/2): KAMAU PATTON

Gale Memorial Lecture Series (3/2): KAMAU PATTON

WHAT: Gale Memorial Lecture Series: KAMAU PATTON
WHEN: Tuesday, March 2nd, 5:00 PM
WHERE: UNM ARTS Lab Garage, 131 Pine St., NE (1 block west of University Blvd; half a block north of Central)
Directions at:

FREE and open to the public.


"Blending performance, video, and digital imagery, Kamau Patton has created a body of work that is awesome in its content and spectacular in its execution. Drawing from Diasporic cultures and African American spiritual practices, Patton's work is a hybrid of anthropology and fiction, personal and social commentary" (

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Sociology. He received his MFA from Stanford University, Spring 2007. Patton has exhibited his work in solo shows in Los Angeles at Machine Project, in San Francisco at Queens Nails Annex and at Tilton Gallery in New York. Kamau Patton has worked on numerous community based art projects for organizations such as The San Francisco Art Institute, The School House, the Museum of Children's Art, Southern Exposure and the Richmond Art Center. He has worked on public art projects commissioned by The San Francisco Arts Commission, the City of Walnut Creek, the City of San Jose, and Creative Time. Patton has worked collaboratively on artists' projects at the MoMA in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His most recent work, Icons of Attention, is a performance project for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco California.

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