Conversations About Our Scholarly Lives

12:00 PM  - 1:00 PM
Monday Mar 6, 2017
Suite 309, DeWitt Wallace Library

Chris Willcox, Art and Art History, will present, "Landscape Painting Rebooted: Troubling a Familiar Genre."  It’s difficult to believe in landscape anymore. The scenic beauty of the past, the same one that the Hudson River School painters made famous, has been supplanted with undeniable facts about global warming, the disappearance of bees, and the continued destruction of various ecosystems. With an eye to these realities, Professor Willcox paints the land anyway. She's drawn to the eerie remains of structures—bridges, train tracks, abandoned houses left to rot deep in the woods. By transforming familiar landscapes with the use of use of spray paint (a conspicuously contemporary medium), she makes a sci-fi-like creation which references the past but also imagines a future world. Willcox will discuss paintings from her latest exhibition, “The Beginning (Again).” All faculty welcome.  Lunch will be provdied.

Contact: Theresa Klauer, 6437

This event is for: Faculty

Sponsored By: Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching (CST)

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