Jade Hoyer to Deliver Annual Ann Plato Lecture at Trinity College on February 28

Artist to Discuss Recent Work and Exhibition, ‘study,’ While Examining Broader Themes

​Hartford, Connecticut, February 24, 2017 –

WHAT: Jade Hoyer (pictured at right), Trinity College’s 2017 Ann Plato Fellow in Studio Arts, will deliver her Ann Plato Lecture, titled “study: art installation reflecting and questioning cultural constructs.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

                     A reception will follow.

WHERE: Dangremond Family Commons, Hallden North

                        Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

                        (For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)


study, installation view, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.​
At educational institutions like Trinity College, to “study” (as a verb) has specific connotations, a term that conjures images of nights in libraries or coffee shops, group review sessions, or cramming for exams. Within visual arts fields, to create a “study” (as a noun) means to execute a small-scale work as a means of experimentation and preparation for a larger work. For Ann Plato Fellow and visual artist Jade Hoyer, the term “study” (as a proper noun) takes on a third meaning. study, Hoyer’s recent body of work and exhibition, is an art installation that addresses race and class in the context of secondary education. During this talk, Hoyer will discuss her work, with emphasis on the exhibition and the circumstances that inspired it, while broadly examining art installation, the societal role of the artist, and agency in the arts.