Lecture with TK Smith

Abstraction as a State of Being: Identity, Fragmented Archives, and the Photographs of Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun

Thursday, October 22, 5–6 p.m. CST

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TK Smith is a Philadelphia based writer, art critic, curator, and a PhD candidate in the American Civilization Program at the University of Delaware. Smith’s lecture will expand upon his new essay on McCormick and Calhoun’s photographs, which accompanies the Flaten Art Museum exhibition We No Longer Consider Them Damaged.

Smith received his MA in American Studies and his BA in English and African American Studies from Saint Louis University. Smith’s research interests lie in American art, material culture, and the built environment. Smith most recently curated Looming Chaos at the Zuckerman Museum of Art as an inaugural Tina Dunkley Fellow at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. The 2020 exhibition featured the fiber abstractions of Atlanta based artist Zipporah Camille Thompson. His writing has been published in Art Papers, Burnaway, and ARTS ATL.

Click to view TK Smith’s essay Embracing the Infinite Mother.