Writers in the Woods
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
- Jan 06 - Jan 06, 2024
- Prim Library at the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe
Join us January 6 at 7 p.m. in the Prim Library for this MFA-Creative Writing annual event featuring the MFA- Interdisciplinary Arts program. Hear renowned writer Patrick Hicks speak about his recent work and UNR professor Matt Franks discuss his art practice. Stay after for a brief discussion and Q&A!
Franks’ work engages with the relationship between high and low culture, conflating pop imagery and ‘classical’ styles of sculpture and art deploying disposable materials and repurposed objects. Recently his work has begun exploring economies of scale and production by combination of digital technology and analogue practices.
Franks was previously Head of Sculpture BFA and MFA at Camberwell College, University of the Arts London from 2006 to 2022. He is currently Head of Sculpture at UNR.
Franks’ work is regularly exhibited internationally, and his work is in numerous collections including the British Council. Franks has featured at major galleries and museums in Africa, Europe, UK, USA, China, Australia, New Zealand and he has completed residencies in Africa, USA and New Zealand.
Patrick Hicks is the author of over ten books, including The Collector of Names, Adoptable, and In the Shadow of Dora— he also wrote the critically and popularly acclaimed novel, The Commandant of Lubizec. His work has appeared on NPR, The PBS Newshour, American Life in Poetry and other venues.