CED to co-host work of artist Keith Wilson.

UGA Campus focus of artist’s interpretation of landscape.

The College of Environment and Design and the Lamar Dodd School of Art present the work of artist Keith Wilson March 19th through April 17th. Exhibits will be in the Jackson Street Building and the Lamar Dodd School of Art building. Wilson will give an artist’s lecture on March 24, 2015, 5:30-6:30 pm in lecture room S151, Lamar Dodd School of Art. Reception will be held in the Jackson Street Building on Thursday, March 19th at 4:30 p.m. Wilson will give interpretative tours of the Dodd building on March 26, 6-7pm.

“Desire Path,” a large-scale photography installation by Keith Wilson, creates new orientations to a familiar site on the UGA campus: the unplanned pedestrian trails created by a desire to get from point “A” to point “B” as efficiently as possible. Often found adjacent to parking lots or bisecting green lawns, these shortcuts provide a record of human agency, design compromises, and collective activity on the University’s campus.

Keith Wilson is a filmmaker and visual artist based in San Francisco. He grew up on a cul-de-sac in Gwinnett County, Georgia. His film work has been exhibited at Sundance, the Berlinale, South by Southwest and the U.S. National Gallery of Art. In addition to recent solo photography shows at the Martina Johnston Gallery in Berkeley and the SOFA Gallery in Austin, his artist book All the Buildings on Burnett Road (2010) was exhibited at the Gagosian Gallery and the Brandhorst Museum as part of the exhibit Ed Ruscha & Co. His photography books Hyde Park Apartments (2011) and See I Saw (2015) were recently published by Publication Studio. He is the co-creator (with Shannon O’Malley) of the book Gay Men Draw Vaginas (2014). His interactive performance The Cave and Mountain Tour has been presented at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, the Blanton Museum of Art and the 2013 Fusebox Festival in Austin, Texas. In the spring semester of 2015, his books, films and performances will be presented at the College University of Georgia where he will be a Visiting Artist. Keith received his MFA in film production from the University of Texas-Austin.

This event is sponsored by the Circle Gallery with support from the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, director, with the hope of creating dialog between the art community and the College of Environment and Design. For more information, contact Melissa Tufts, director, Owens Library and Circle Gallery at mtufts@nulluga.edu or call 706-542-8292 or Katie Geha at kgeha@nulluga.edu.