Visiting Artist Lecture: David Page
Dec 12 2012 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Page earned a National Diploma in Fine Arts from the Cape Tecnikon in 1986 and received an MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2002. Recent solo shows include "Extract; Process; Convey." at the Arlington Arts Center and "Staan Nader, Staan Terug! (come closer, get away!)" at Stevenson University. Mr. Page teaches at American University and the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C.
We are the descendants of the fearful and the jittery. Our ancestors were the ones that understood that the crack of a twig or a fleeting shadow could mean the difference between eating dinner and becoming dinner. These adaptations essential to the survival our primitive former selves (unsure of their position in the food chain), serve us poorly in a technological society.
Having done well for a species of slow, hairless bipeds, we have difficulty distinguishing apparent threat from real danger, fretting over terrorism, violent crime and the seeming inevitability of our children being kidnapped by strangers while the real killers are poor diet, gravity and the weather.Hamilton Hall
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