_GGH2155iCreate: Lecture Series featuring José Ortiz-Pagán


Lecture Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: PAFA Historic Landmark Building |118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cost: Free

PAFA is excited to partner with the Brandywine Workshop and Archives to present a six part lecture series entitled iCreate.  Launching in the Spring of 2016 and continuing into the Fall, each lecture in the series will feature one of six artists that are working to create a collaborative printmaking project as part of the Brandywine Workshop’s iCreate initative.  iCreate‘s first artist to be featured is José Ortiz-Pagán.

JOSÉ ORTIZ-PAGÁN was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. He has studied in Puerto Rico, at the University of Puerto Rico receiving a BFA in 2009, and in Rome and Philadelphia at Temple University Tyler School of Art, receiving an MFA in 2011.

José Ortiz-Pagán’s work establishes a conversation regarding post-colonial societies in the tropics (such as Puerto Rico), and questions how these societies approach and trade time. While in Puerto Rico, Ortiz-Pagán, developed a series of urban interventions using large-scale prints as a form of public literacy and space of dialogue concerning the actual political situation of the island. In his recent work, José Ortiz-Pagán uses industrial materials to juxtapose the natural and unstoppable notion of time with the idea of long-lasting materials and the attachment we, as a society, have to them.

To learn more about José A Ortiz-Pagán, click here.

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Brandywine Workshop and Archives was founded in 1972 as the Brandywine Graphic Workshop.  The organization remains committed to the creation, documentation and preservation of a legacy of culturally diverse American art and insuring the participation of multi-ethnic artists and audiences in the field of fine art printmaking and related media technologies.

iCreate is a program of the Brandywine Workshop and Archives in cooperation with universities and other national partners.  iCreate is the name given to all Brandywine Workshop and Archives projects thatexplore the integration of art and technology through the creative process. Visiting artist workshops, student workshops and digital media projects provide varied opportunities for participants to work together with experts in technology. With a focus on S.T.E.A.M. based learning and collaborative art- making, iCreate promotes the use of digital platforms for integrated learning, expression, presentation and interpretation.

To learn more about iCreate, click here, or join the conversation with #icreatezone

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