Radical Repair WorkshopOpen To The Public
Julia will give a presentation on her ongoing public art project, the Radical Repair Workshop. The talk will explore the historic context of repair, our current relationship to objects vis-a-vis single use culture, and how a sculptural intervention can create a new approach to traditional modes of repair.
Drop by the Ruby on Fridays at noon for a casual art talk and free lunch to learn about the behind-the-scenes aspect of the creative process, careers in the arts, and more.
About the Speaker
Julia Gartrell is an artist and educator based in Durham, NC. She received an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA in art from Kalamazoo College. Her work explores notions of “making do,” material plasticity, and radical approaches to repair. Her current project, the Radical Repair Workshop, is a traveling repair shop, gallery, and workshop space housed in a vintage camper. She has participated in residencies at the Fine Arts Work Center, the Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Ox-Bow School of Art, and others. Julia has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at CAM Raleigh, the Casablanca Biennale, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, LUMP Gallery. Julia currently teaches as adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University and through the DukeCreate program.