Posts Tagged 'visual arts lecture series'

Abstract artist Rich to show accident and intention in work

Abstract artist Rich to show accident and intention in work

When Matt Rich makes his abstract paintings, all the painting has already been done. His colorful geometric works are created by assembling pre-painted strips of paper in a versatile and reactive process.

“The abstract painter is traditionally bold,” Rich said. “You know, the gesture of the individual. I’m trying to make it more accessible.”

Rich will speak about his art, process and studio environment at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hultquist Center, the last of Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution’s Visual Arts Lecture Series this season.

Ushenko to speak on ‘iconic art’ in first VACI lecture

Ushenko to speak on ‘iconic art’ in first VACI lecture

Audrey Ushenko creates luminous oil paintings that combine crisp pictures of reality with impressionistic mistiness.

Her work depicts the everyday world in exuberant colors with a touch of whimsy — in one painting, several girls float among rafters — as well as a darker, colder edge hidden under the bright glaze.

She comes to Chautauqua for her fourth year in a row to begin the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution Visual Arts Lecture Series and to teach painting at the School of Art. Ushenko said she anticipates speaking about the recent prevalence of what she calls “iconic art” at 7 p.m. tonight in the Hultquist Center.