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School of art to present Dodd lecture

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by artist Paul Pfeiffer, who holds the 2015-2016 Dodd Professorial Chair.

Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school.

Pfeiffer’s work in sculpture, photography and video often derives from ready-made photographs and television footage. He transforms them to inspire contemplation of the role played by mass-media in contemporary culture. Often integrating monumental and miniature scales, his works challenge viewers to take a second look at familiar objects and images.

Drawing on a range of imagery and culling ideas from a variety of academic disciplines, Pfeiffer synthesizes sports, cinema, labor, science and psychoanalytic theory to offer insights into the nature of representation within contemporary media environments.

While in residence as the Dodd Chair, Pfeiffer will work with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications sports journalism students as well as art students.