Jim Woodring // Making Light

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Jim Woodring // Making Light
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Jim Woodring // Making Light says
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium, on Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) campus.

Free and open to the public.
Seating is limited, please RSVP at vasd.rmcad.edu/rsvp

About the Lecture //
Woodring is an instinctive artist who seldom analyzes his methods, but in this lecture he will shine a light on processes and principles that have heretofore operated in the shadows. Woodring’s vivid imagery contains a wealth of historic and contemporary references enabling him to discover rich visual languages in his wordless comics. In this lecture, Woodring will share many of his obscure influences and inspirational touchstones to help explore what makes his work so inexplicably, and often darkly, humorous.

About the Lecturer //
Jim Woodring is a cartoonist whose comics, drawings, and paintings intermingle themes of humor and horror. Based in Vashon Island, just outside of Seattle, WA, Woodring depicts worlds from his unique vision fueled by hallucinations and surrealistic absurdity. These strange and immersive images have been published in multiple acclaimed books including The Book of Jim and Weathercraft. His many celebrated ‘Frank’ stories take readers deep into a persuasively drawn world, which The New York Times described as “half unshakable nightmare, half Chuck Jones cartoon filtered through the Bhagavad Gita.” Woodring was awarded the Artist Trust Gap Award, a United States Artist Fellowship (with Bill Frisell), an Inkpot Award at the 2008 Comic-Con International in San Diego, and the 2010 Genius Award in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger.

The Humor Lecture Series //
Jim Woodring's presentation is part of the Proram's Humor Lecture Series. This yearlong series focuses on the application of comedy, parody, irony, play, and wit as instruments of communication and experimentation in art, design, and culture. Humor exists in a boundary-blurring space where joy and anguish meet, allowing creators to reveal the severity and ridiculousness of contemporary life.
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By: Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program at RMCAD