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Catherine J. Smith Gallery presents lecture by artist Dread Scott Oct. 23

BOONE—Catherine J. Smith Gallery presents artist Dread Scott for a lecture titled “Kick Over the Wall, Cause the Government to Fall” Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Appalachian State University.

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The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room 114 Belk Library and Information Commons. Scott will present works from his career and discuss 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 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. It was condemned by President George H.W. Bush and outlawed by 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 challenging and poignant 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 currently is 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.