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Artist Dread Scott to lecture Oct. 23

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Article Published: Oct. 17, 2013 | Modified: Oct. 24, 2013
Artist Dread Scott to lecture Oct. 23

‘Money to Burn’ by Dread Scott

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Appalachian State University’s Catherine J. Smith Gallery presents artist Dread Scott for a lecture, entitled “Kick Over the Wall, Cause the Government to Fall.”

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Belk Library and Information Commons, room 114.

Scott will present seminal works from his career, along with how his early work has impacted his art practice. The event is free and open to the public.

Scott is a Brooklyn-based artist who works in a range of media, including installation, photography, screen-printing, video and performance. In doing so, he said he makes revolutionary art to propel history forward.

Scott’s art presents concepts that confront viewers and encourage them to question the way they see and respond to the world around them.

His work first gained notoriety in 1989 when his controversial piece, “What is the Proper Way to Display a U.S. Flag?,” challenged the use and display of the American flag, was condemned by then President George H.W. Bush and outlawed by the U.S. Congress.

Since that time, Scott has shown works in the Whitney Biennial and has recently exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston and the Brooklyn Museum.

Scott continues to create works that have garnered him the Creative Capital Foundation Grant, a Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation: Artists and Communities Grant, Fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a residency at Art Omi International Artists Residency.

Scott is currently an artist-in-residence at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in Charlotte. In addition to his lecture, Scott will present a professional development workshop to students and faculty.

The Catherine J. Smith Gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts at 733 Rivers St. on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone. Admission is free for all events and programs. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events. For more information, call (828) 262-7338 or visit

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