Clemson University

Sabbatical Artist Talks by Todd McDonald and Kathleen Thum


Thursday, Oct. 3 

5:30 p.m.

Lee Hall 2-111 (large auditorium)

Driving Directions

323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC

Todd McDonald's presentation traces sabbatical activities including studio research and travel. Digital and analog methods used to create oil paintings will be discussed in conjunction with influential visits to New York and Los Angeles.

Kathleen Thum's presentation highlights the new work and research produced during her fall semester 2018 sabbatical. Thum will focus on her new "Carbon Series" drawings produced while participating in two artist residencies during her sabbatical. These drawings use the black, dirty quality of artist charcoal to acknowledge the power and consequences of her subject of coal, which also stands as the marker for the beginning of global climate change and the Anthropocene. In addition, Thum will present on her participation in the International Petrocultures Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.

These artist talks are free and open to the public.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Lee Hall II, 2-111 Lee Hall 323 Fernow St., Clemson, SC

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