Michael Jones McKean: On Objects, Time, and the Fallacy of Scale

Part of RMCAD's Collapsing Time Lecture Series

Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Tuesday February 13, 2018; doors open at 6pm, lecture begins at 6:30pm

VASDPMcKeanRocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD) will host artist Michael Jones McKean on February 13, 2018. McKean, whose work explores the nature of objects in relation to folklore, technology, anthropology, and mysticism, will give a lecture titled On Objects, Time, and the Fallacy of Scale in the fifth installment of the Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program’s Collapsing Time Lecture Series.

Through his work, McKean challenges stable definitions, such as real and replica, fact and fiction, past and future, while using an assortment of media ranging from ancient meteorites and primitive textiles, to of-the-moment technologies, psychotropic medicines, and prismatic rainbows. McKean’s lecture will focus on the possibility of disparate objects skidding across time, exploring “scale” and how time’s collapse can help re-articulate our ancient involvement with forms, materials, meaning, representation, and poetics. The event will take place at the Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s campus. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.


The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program explores critical, diverse, and creative inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community. More information can be found at www.rmcad.edu/vasdp.


A premier arts school in the Denver area, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design is an innovative, rigorous, and community-oriented global learning environment that inspires passion for critical thinking and prepares learners to be forces of change in the creative industries, our communities, and the world. Find more information at www.RMCAD.edu or by calling 800.888.ARTS.

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