Art & Culture Lecture: Ross Bleckner

Tuesday, October 19, 7:30 pm

The Sun Into Ourselves, 72" x 96"
Oil on Paper mounted on Alumninum, 2009
Artist Ross Bleckner was born in New York City. He received an MFA from Cal Arts in 1973 and has taught at many of the nation's most prestigious universities. The Guggenheim had a major retrospective of his works in 1995, summarizing two decades of solo shows at internationally acclaimed exhibition venues such as SFMoMA, Contemporary Arts Museum, Stockholm Moderna Museet, and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Works by Mr. Bleckner are also held in esteemed public collections throughout the globe, including MoMA, MoCA, Astrup Fearnley, Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Not only has Mr. Bleckner had a profound impact of shaping the New York art world, his philanthropic efforts have enabled many community organizations to perform their vital work.

“His art has been largely an investigation of change, loss, and memory, often addressing the subject of AIDS. But Mr. Bleckner uses symbolic imagery rather than direct representation, and his work is visually elusive, with forms that constantly change focus.”
- Harrison, Helen A. "An Artist’s Investigation of Loss and Memory" The New York Times, January 2, 2005.

All lectures are free and open to the public, bring a friend!
Next up: Lisa Dennison, Tuesday, October 26, 7:30pm
Click here for a complete schedule of 2010 Fall Art & Culture Lectures

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