A Conversation with Zoë Charlton: The Latter to the Former
Wednesday, November 3 • 5pm
presented by Cade Center Gallery
A zoom webinar with the artist Nov 3rd at 5pm.
Register in advance for this webinar here.
The talk is in support of the current exhibit at the Cade Gallery running from Oct 12 – Nov 12
Details about the exhibit are below.
Open, Mon & Wed 8-4pm and Tues & Thurs, 12 – 6pm
Cade Center for Fine Arts, Anne Arundel Community College
101 College Parkway, Arnold, MD 21012
Zoë Charlton makes large scale figure drawings, primarily of women adorned with culturally loaded objects and covered in densely collaged landscapes. She works in sculpture, animation, and collaborates with other artists to make installations and videos. She grew up in the military, primarily in northern Maine. She received an MFA degree from the University of Texas, Austin (1999) and a BFA degree from Florida State University (1993). In 2001, she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Since 2003, Charlton has been teaching full-time at American University (DC) and received tenure in 2009. She served as Chair of the Department of Art from 2015-2018 and is the first Black American tenured, Full Professor in the department. Charlton holds a seat on the Maryland State Arts Council, is a board member of the Washington Project for the Art, and is a co-founder of ‘sindikit, a collaborative art initiative, with her colleague Tim Doud. They created the ‘sindikit project to engage their overlapping creative research in gender, sexuality, race, and the economies of things. Her work has been presented in national and international group exhibitions including in Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art , and the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, (Warsaw, Poland).
EXHIBIT DETAILS: Curated by Wilfredo Valladares with Gallery Director, Teddy Johnson and the artist. The Latter to the Former is a solo exhibition of sculptures, large scale drawings with collage, and small works on paper by Zoë Charlton. This unique grouping unites pieces from four different bodies of work created over the last three years. Charlton is a prominent member of the region’s arts community with both a national and international reputation. Her work brings together vital questions regarding representation, race, figuration, and history, with a vigorous exploration of material and form.
The Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery is on the western side of AACC’s Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Located on the main floor of the Cade building on West Campus, The Cade Art Gallery at Anne Arundel Community College features seven exhibits a year. The span of exhibiting artists is broad, yet each exhibit is focused by theme or medium.