Aug 10 2021

Texas Talks Art—Phillip Pyle, II with Steven Matijcio

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
FREE and open to the public

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Texas Talks Art presents a conversation with artist Phillip Pyle, II and Blaffer Art Museum Director and Chief Curator, Steven Matijcio.

Phillip Pyle, II is a visual artist, graphic designer, photographer, and agitator based in Houston, Texas whose primary interests are race, humor, advertising, sports and popular culture. Mining imagery from sources diverse as mass consumer culture, contemporary advertising, to ephemera, historical imagery, and hip-hop, Pyle introduces a complex vision that derives from a robust comedic foundation while also looking at the abstraction and transience of our values, and beliefs.

Texas Talks Art is a multi-institutional initiative intended to both introduce the work of artists across the state of Texas to a wider audience and to foster collaboration between local non-profit arts organizations. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features 50 Texas artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators beginning in January 2021 and continuing throughout the year. Texas Talks Art is built on a belief in the need to work collectively to support the remarkable and diverse community of artists living and working in Texas. The series features an intergenerational roster of artists working across mediums and at differing points in their careers. Texas Talks Art encourages dialogue between arts professionals and emphasizes the broad range of concerns and questions that animate Texas-based artists. Each free, virtual talk will take place on Tuesday at 12 p.m. CST and will be recorded and archived.

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