Please join the School of Arts and Humanities as we host David Pagel and Kirk Pedersen (MFA ’98) to discuss their new book, Talking Beauty: A Conversation Between Joseph Raffael and David Pagel About Art, Love, Death and Creativity. Pagel and Pedersen will discuss the uneasy relationship between experience and knowledge, particularly when it comes to art, beauty, and truth.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Kirk Pedersen is a Los Angeles based multidisciplinary artist—painter, photographer, publisher, and professor. Pedersen received his MA from San Francisco State University and his MFA in painting from Claremont Graduate University. He has exhibited extensively at major galleries, art fairs, and museums throughout the United States. Internationally, Pedersen’s works have been featured in Germany, Switzerland, and China, including solo exhibitions at the Today Art Museum (Beijing) and the Duolun Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai). Pedersen launched ZERO+ Publishing in January 2009 and the imprint focuses on urban, graffiti, and Pop Surrealist artists based in Los Angeles.