Artist Joe Sola presented a lecture, performance and Q&A at The University of Texas at Austin on Tuesday, 29 March 2016. Featured in Landmarks Video, Sola uses themes of masculinity, sexuality, strength, heroism and violence to investigate, or rather skewer, the art world and its mores. It is not just eyes, but the entire body, or physicality—particularly male—as well as its sociocultural implications that he utilizes, represents and scrutinizes in his art. Joe discussed his work, motivation and vision as an artist.
Sola earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan followed by an M.F.A. from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, where he continues to reside.
The Joe Sola lecture, performance and Q&A was hosted by Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. To learn more about Landmarks visit http://landmarks.utexas.edu.