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Visiting Artist Talk: Richard Aldrich

Starts:
6:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 2013
URL:
http://www.bu.edu/cfa/visual-arts/lectures/
Building:
871 Commonwealth Avenue
Room:
Jacob Sleeper Auditorium
Richard Aldrich is a Brooklyn-based painter and one of the most acclaimed young artists working today. He was featured in the 2010 Whitney Biennial and has been the subject of museum and gallery exhibitions in Tokyo, London, Basel, Brussels, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Aldrich is a keenly self-aware painter, his work laden with a constellation of literary and cultural references as well as references to painting’s contested, pluralistic history. He resists immediate categorization, instead moving deftly from one style to another with each work. Art in Review memorably described his approach as a “slackerish cosmopolitanism” —his paintings carry an attitude that is at once understated, unfinished, even provisional, yet wholly sincere and exuberant. Part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series. Free and open to the public.