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Entering its thirteenth year, the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts brings renowned artists and critics to campus for free public lectures, and to engage with students through workshops, studio visits, and critiques.
Visiting Artist: Sedrick Huckaby
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 pm
Sedrick Huckaby is known for large-scale portraits rendered in thick impasto. His densely built-up paintings portray the artist’s friends and family on a monumental scale, elevating them to the status of Renaissance icons.
Visiting Artist: Mernet Larsen
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 pm
Since the late 1970s, Mernet Larsen has engaged with the history and idioms of geometric abstraction. She has developed a unique marriage of abstraction and figuration that has been described as geometric figure painting.
Visiting Artist: Adam Pendleton
Monday, February 4, 6:30 pm
Adam Pendleton is an interdisciplinary artist who mines the histories of art and of social movements to create densely layered, conceptual works. Combining painting, silkscreen, collage, video, installation and performance, his broad output is united by a monochrome aesthetic and an engagement with the limits of meaning in language and images.
Visiting Artist: Judith Barry
Thursday, April 4, 6:30 pm
Judith Barry is been a pioneer of performance art, video, and installation art. Her research-based practice engages viewers through visually immersive environments that make use of emerging technologies. Her work probes deeply into questions of gender, perception, language, the body, and the role of technology in reshaping the limits of these paradigms.
To learn more, visit bu.edu/lectures
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