Cheryl Pope // The Physicality of Space
Thursday, June 18, 2015
About the Lecture
In her lecture titled The Physicality of Space, artist and designer Cheryl Pope discussed her work in relation to the body. Pope examined physicality from a variety of interrelated approaches including her experience as a boxer, her studio practice, her community engagement, and her performance work. Offering insights and connections between the body, experience, and exhibition, the artist explored corporal identity at the nexus of art and design.
About the Lecturer
Cheryl Pope is a visual artist working in sculpture, installation, and performance mediums. Her work questions and responds to issues of identity as they relate to both the private and public self. For the past three years, her research has focused on issues of power, inequality, race, gender and segregation in Chicago, IL, where she is originally from and currently based. Pope’s work as an artist guide at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and her twelve years of study under the artist Nick Cave prove to be dominant inﬂuences on her practice.
Currently Pope is Assistant Professor in the Fashion Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she also earned her Masters in Design: Fashion, Body, and Garment. The artist exhibits nationally and internationally, and received press from the New York Times and Vanity Fair among others.
Cheryl also conducted a special workshop for RMCAD students titled Physicality and Language in Studio Practice. For details about this student event, please click here.
Suggested materials by Cheryl Pope can be found here.
UP AGAINST, 2011
still image from performance
Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery
Photography by: James Prinz Photography