New York Visual Artist to lecture at Marywood

The Arts — By on October 1, 2005 at 2:10 pm

The Marywood University Art Department DISTINGUISHED VISITING ARTIST LECTURE SERIES presents a lecture by painter SCOTT RICHTER on Tuesday October 4 at 4:30 pm. This special event will take place in the Comerford Theater in the Science Center at Marywood, and will be followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Center. The lecture and reception are free and open to the public.

Mr. Richter lives and works in New York City, and is a professor of art at Cooper Union. His work is represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in New York. A contemporary artist who is pushing the limits of his medium, Scott Richter doesn’t use oil paint to create an illusion of depth on a two dimensional surface. He uses it to build solid three dimensional forms, like sculptures constructed out of paint. His works are in fact neither paintings nor sculptures, but sensuous objects that comment wryly on the nature of the painting process.

Mr. Richter has had numerous one-person exhibitions in New York at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Curt Marcus Gallery, Zabriskie Gallery and P.S.1, with others in Boston, San Francisco, Minneapolis and elsewhere in the U.S. His work has been included in exhibitions at Exit Art, the Aldrich Museum, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, and the Museo de arte Contemporano in Mexico City. He has been awarded individual artist’s fellowships in painting and sculpture from the National Endowment of the Arts, as well as grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Connecticut Council for the Arts, and the Englehard Foundation.

The Marywood University Art Department takes great pleasure in hosting this lecture in which Mr. Richter will show slides of his work and speak about his life and working process. Audience members will have an opportunity to meet the artist at the reception immediately following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Marywood University Cultural Affairs Committee.

This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. His works are phenomenal in their scope, concept, and imagination.

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