Friday, January 30, 2015

Tyler Akers’ photo-collaged drawings and performance work often...

Tyler Akers’ photo-collaged drawings and performance work often appropriate and celebrate the work of other artists in an informational context. Most of Akers’ works are made with makers on paper: frameworks of interlocking colored shapes and text that embed photocopied images of artists and their work. With an Art History BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and a minor in New Media Studies, he finished an MFA degree in Art Criticism and Writing at the School of Visual Arts in 2014. His most recent performance, titled The Tribute Project: Agnes Martin, was an unauthorized performance at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, an exploration of critical methodologies applied to museum visitor policies. Born in West Virginia, Akers currently enjoys living and working in Brooklyn, New York.

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