Artschwager exhibit includes screening and garden party
Several events will be held to mark this summer’s exhibition Punctuating Space: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager at Vassar College’s Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. The show will be on view through Sept. 6.
Artschwager was an artist who upset the conventional norms of art in the 1960s, inserting his signature blp (an oblong form) into unexpected sites and settings. Consisting of 59 prints and multiples, this exhibition is the first study of the editioned work of Artschwager. It has been curated by Wendy Weitman, who served as a curator in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books at the Museum of Modern Art until 2007.
Thursday, July 23, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Hall, Room 203: A screening of Shut Up and Look (Long Tail Films, 2012), a documentary about the private world and personal life of Richard Artschwager. Curator Patricia Phagan will introduce the film, which was produced by Morning Slayter and Maryte Kavaliauskas (who also directed).
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Sculpture Garden: Garden Party. Families welcome. Includes guided tour of the exhibition.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m., Taylor Hall, Room 102: “From Ink to Formica: The Prints and Multiples of Richard Artschwager,” a lecture by Weitman, guest curator of Punctuating Space. A reception will follow in the Art Center Atrium.
All events are free and open to the public. Admission to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is free and all galleries are wheelchair-accessible. Located at the entrance to the Vassar College campus, the Art Center is at 124 Raymond Ave. in Poughkeepsie. For more information, call 845-437-5632 or visit fllac.vassar.edu.
Photo courtesy of Brooke Alexander, Inc., New York