Ken Ragsdale – Maze of Memories

  • Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm
  • Opalka Gallery, Sage College of Albany, 140 New Scotland Ave.
  • FREE and open to the public
  • 2015-16 Artist Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art + Design and Opalka Gallery, artist Ken Ragsdale will be visitng on Tuesday, April 5th at 6:30pm as the third speaker of the Spring 2016 Artist Lecture Series at Sage College of Albany.

Artist Ken Ragsdale makes work from memory, starting with sketches and building from there. From sketches come schematic drawings which are then cut by hand and folded into 3D objects that are dramatically lit and photographed. Through this process, he tries to capture fleeting moments remembered from his childhood out west.

He writes, “I look back at my life through the maze of my memories with nostalgia, but without sentimentality, in order to realize the uncertainty within the familiar. Every remembrance is a reinvention, and reality is not fixed, but in process.”

A graduate of the UAlbany MFA program, Ragsdale is currently a lecturer at RPI. He shows at Front Room Gallery in Brooklyn and has been included in exhibitions around the country. In 2013, he co-curated, with Michael Oatman, An Armory Show at Opalka Gallery.

For more information about Ken’s work, please visit: KenRagsdale.com