Tuesday, Mar 01, 2022
12:30 pm PDT
View archived lecture recording here.
Postmodernism has many tenets; I am interested in multiculturalism and the death of the Metanarrative. Since we live in a pluralistic society, and our collective identity is made up of many little narratives, or as Jean-François Lyotard called Petit Recits, it is important for individuals to understand their own personal stories and to add to the broad discourse. I will be talking about my petit recit and will explain how I came to my narratives, and why this process is important.
Walpa D’Mark lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He was born in Managua, Nicaragua in 1977, and his family migrated to the United States in 1982 under political asylum status. He attended foundation year at Otis College of Art and Design, received a BFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University, Long Beach, and an MFA in Painting from Claremont Graduate University. Walpa is an exhibiting Artist and Educator. He teaches at the University of La Verne and at Loyola Marymount University. He has participated in exhibitions in Los Angeles and abroad, some exhibition spaces in Los Angeles include Track 16, Mark Moore Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, and Torrance Art Museum, and has also exhibited in South Korea, Mexico and Germany.
This event was produced by curator Jennifer Vanderpool in conjunction with the exhibit Common Ground: Artists Reimagining Community on view at the William Rolland Gallery of Fine art from Feb. 17-Apr. 8, 2022, and sponsored by the Cal Lutheran Visual Arts Department.
Image: Walpa D’Mark, Concussion, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 52 inches, 2021. Courtesy of the artist.