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Visiting Artist Lecture: Nancy Youdelman

Nancy Youdelman will speak in Room 249 of the Fine Arts Building at 7pm on Wednesday Feb 29, 2012. This lecture is funded by a generous gift from the late Vincent and Mary Agnes Thursby. For more info, call (850) 644-6474, or join the FSU Visiting Artists Series on facebook.

Nancy Youdelman was born in 1948 in New YorkCity. She has the distinction of having participated in the very first feministart class that was taught by Judy Chicago in 1970 at California StateUniversity, Fresno. Youdelman continued her studies in the Feminist Art Programat California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, where her work was featured inthe historic exhibition, Womanhouse, and she received her BFA in 1973. In 1976,she received her MFA from University of California Los Angeles, where, likeChicago before her, she studied sculpture with Oliver Andrews. She currentlylives in Clovis, California and teaches sculpture at California StateUniversity, Fresno.

Startlingly effective in its ability to elicit feelings of adoration, nostalgiaand lost hope, Youdelman’swork centers on the relationships between objects and memory. Her mixed-mediaassemblages integrate personal artifacts and natural materials with girls’ and women’s clothing. Exalting andconcentrating memory, her works recast as sublime the forgotten objects ofquotidian experience.