Artist conversation with Lain York and Assistant Professor Jeff Thompson

  • on 15 Nov 2013
  • Convocation Hall
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"Lain York: Selections from the National Gallery" is on view in the University Art Gallery from Oct. 25 to Dec. 15. York will present his work in conversation with Assistant Professor Jeff Thompson at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. A reception will follow. 

In the exhibition, silhouettes derived from 18th and 19th-century caricatures populate abstract fields of shiny, colored vinyl, inviting the viewer to imagine unfolding stories. Correction tape slices across wooden panels, evoking muddled paths and archeological digs. These playful, largely abstract images explore formal concerns, but also point to the subjective, constructed nature of historical record, and to the way the past echoes in the present. (Right: "An Audacious Young Citizen," vinyl, acrylic paint, correction tape, graphite on panel, 2012. Courtesy of the artist.)