Join visiting artist John Feodorov for a public talk “honoring the Indian style belief that every animal shares its spiritual powers with man” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in the Liberal Arts Building, Room 1o6. This talk is presented by the Boise State art department’s Visiting Artist and Scholar Program and the Arts and Humanities Institute. It is free and open to the public.
Feodorov is a professor of art at the Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Born in Los Angeles of Navajo (Diné) and European American heritage, he utilizes pop culture detritus, as well as sound and video, to create works that question ideas and assumptions about spirituality, identity and place.
His work explores the longing for spiritual (re)connection that can be easily exploited by charlatans, corporations and political forces. In addition, his paintings and drawings are experiments in creating hybrid mythical iconographies that respond to issues such as environmental disasters, consumerism and post-Colonial identity.