The Contemporary Art Society held its annual dinner on Friday, September 25. This year, the event featured a fantastic talk by artist Brad Kahlhamer, whose work will be featured in the Riley CAP Gallery this fall. Kahlhamer discussed how his widely-varied influences, including Native American tribal traditions, music, comic books, and New York’s gritty downtown scene in the 1980s, have shaped his diverse and constantly evolving practice. The artist is currently in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts as he prepares for his forthcoming Joslyn exhibition. Kahlhamer has been delving into the Museum’s permanent collection, particularly its holdings of Native American ledger books, which will serve as a jumping off point for the new work he will show in the Riley CAP Gallery. Don’t miss this exhibition, on view from November 14, 2015 through April 17, 2016.
Sharon Latham, Development and Planned Giving Manager