The Wexner Center for the Arts presents an informal presentation by Christopher Stackhouse on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:30, free to all audiences. Christopher Stackhouse is a writer, artist, curator and teacher. He is author of a chapbook, Slip (Corollary press); co-author of image/text collaboration, Seismosis (1913 press), which features his drawings with text by writer/translator John Keene; and most recently, a volume of poems, Plural (Counterpath press). His poems, essays, interviews, exhibition and book reviews have been published in several literary journals and arts periodicals, including EOAGH, Octopus, Aufgabe, Hambone, The Volta, Reverie: Midwest African American Literature, American Poet—The Journal of The Academy of American Poets, The Poetry Project Newsletter, A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years Volume 1 Poetry & Non-Fiction, Make: A Literary Magazine, Modern Painters, Art In America, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other publications. He is contributing editor at FENCE, BOMB, and VANITAS magazines. With artists Jomar Statkun and Jared Friedman, Stackhouse is a founding member of the roving artists in residence project This Red Door, which has just completed its third iteration in the Prenzlauer Berg section of Berlin, Germany (see thisreddoor.com.) His recent academic appointments include Visiting Faculty at Naropa University Summer Writing Program, Visiting Critic at the Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, and Senior Thesis Faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
As an African American, Christopher Stackhouse will discuss how he situates his artistic practice and production within the broader set of conditions under which contemporary American art and literature are produced.
Co-sponsored by Ohio State's African American and African Studies Department, Department of Art, Living Culture Initiative, Rough Draft Pilot Working Group of the Humanities Institute, and the Undergraduate Painting & Drawing Club.