Visiting Artist: Josephine Halvorson

Josephine Halvorson creates intimate paintings of objects from everyday life, seen close-up. Working on-site and finishing a painting in one session, Halvorson seeks a one-to-one emotional relationship between herself and the object, and between the painting and the viewer. Her subtle, muted images of doorframes, gravestones, blackboards, stoves, and industrial machinery carry a surprisingly human softness, as details and imperfections reveal themselves through the process of slow looking to address history, perception, and our relationship to the built environment. Halvorson holds a BFA from The Cooper Union and a MFA from Columbia University. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Vienna, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Award. She currently serves as a Critic in the MFA program in Painting at Yale University. Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series at the School of Visual Arts.

When 6:30 pm on Monday, November 17, 2014
Building 871 Commonwealth Avenue
Room Jacob Sleeper Auditorium