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Visiting artists of diverse backgrounds frequently join the MassArt community for a few days, weeks, or months. Through lectures, slide talks, gallery walkthroughs, symposia, and residencies, these artists share their perspectives on practicing their chosen craft.
Visits often coincide with exhibitions of artists' work, granting MassArt students the unique opportunity to participate in mounting professional installations. While some visits are intimately tied to curricula, others are designed to fill a gap or broaden the student experience.
Richard Phillips' large-scale paintings draw from vintage magazine advertisements, pornography websites, and fashion spreads; reference music and politics; and allude to artists such as Alex Katz and Andy Warhol.
A life-sized sperm whale made of white felt, a bed that wets itself, a giant sci-fi Cyclops-Tristin Lowe's '90 BFA sculptures delve into the abject and vulnerable, the childish and crude.