CRITICAL DIALOGUES LECTURE- HALSEY RODMAN
Halsey Rodman’s work proposes a consensual and liberating encounter with objects by rendering apparent the radical instability of their forms. Though appearing disparate and sometimes improvised, his work is conceived and executed using specific structural, performative, and/or temporal frameworks. Rodman often integrates gestural painting, diagrammatic drawing, and intense color with sculptural and architectural constructions. He has collaborated with others to realize “event-based group figurative sculptures.” Rodman draws inspiration from wide-ranging sources, from the Pink Panther to Lacan to Virginia Woolf and Samuel Delaney. Rodman received his BA in sculpture from The College of Creative Studies at UCSB and his MFA from Columbia University and has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally at venues including Kansas Gallery (NYC), Soloway (Brooklyn), Guild & Greyshkul (NY), The Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, and, in collaboration with the SFBC, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). His project Gradually / We Became Aware / Of a Hum in the Room” is currently on view through August 31, 2016 at High Desert Test Sites (Joshua Tree, CA).