Gallery Opening & Lecture: Video Artist Barry Anderson


Location: ISIS Gallery & 200 Riley Hall

Video artist Barry Anderson will present an exhibition of his single-channel video work in the ISIS Gallery from October 28-November 26, 2010 with an opening reception Thursday the 28th at 5:00 p.m. He will also be lecturing on his work later that evening and serving as a guest reviewer at the mid-term MFA graduate reviews on Friday October 29th.

Visiting Artist Barry Anderson


Barry Anderson - Starchild

"Starchild" by Barry Anderson, 2010 (Click to see video at

Barry Anderson’s recent work in video is created in part from appropriated American advertising images from the 1950s to 1970s; an era which historically represents a massive change in the cultural landscape of the country. This period is not referenced out of a simple sense of nostalgia but rather for a historical counterpoint to our present era. His work questions typical expectations of the video medium both in popular culture (news reporting, narrative entertainment) and in the contemporary art world (conceptual performance, experimental narrative).

Kansas City-based artist Barry Anderson's work in video and photography has been shown extensively around the country and the world, with recent exhibitions in New York, California, Texas, and England. His work is included in the collections of the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Everson Museum of Art, Light Work, as well as numerous corporate and private collections. He received his MFA in Photography and Digital Media from Indiana University Bloomington and his BFA in Photography from the University of Texas at Austin.