SUArt Galleries opens 2012-13 lecture series
Jerome Witkin, professor in the Department of Art in Syracuse University, will open the 2012-13 Syracuse University Art (SUArt) Galleries lecture series on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 5 p.m. in the SUArt Galleries in the Shaffer Art Building. “Witkin on Schrag: A Conversation with Jerome Witkin” focuses on the current exhibition “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions,” on display through Oct. 21.
A student of Schrag’s at Cooper Union College, Witkin will present a gallery talk and walk visitors through the exhibition of prints, drawings and paintings. A unique component of the gallery talk will be Witkin’s perspective on Schrag as a mentor and teacher, as well as an artist. Considered one of America’s most important living figurative artists, Witkin has been teaching more than 40 years, the majority of which has been at Syracuse University.
The exhibition “Karl Schrag: Memories and Premonitions” is the first major examination of the artist’s work since his death in 1995. The exhibition includes 70 original works of art by the influential artist, including paintings, prints and drawings. Curated by SUArt Galleries Director Domenic Iacono, the exhibition highlights numerous prints from the Syracuse University Art Collection, as well as loaned work consisting of paintings and drawings from the artist’s family.
“Witkin on Schrag: A Conversation with Jerome Witkin” is free and open to the public. Complete information and related programming is available by visiting the SUArt Galleries website. Parking is available on campus in the Q4 lot. Please notify the attendant you are here for the lecture in the SUArt Galleries.