Boston University School of Visual Arts presents the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Dana Schutz

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
October 29th, 2008

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 | emcarr@bu.edu
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 | jeanconn@bu.edu

(Boston) – The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is pleased to present American painter Dana Schutz as the first visiting artist in the third season of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series on Monday, November 3 at the CFA Concert Hall. The lecture series seeks to offer students the opportunity to work in both lecture and studio settings with artists who offer diverse and multicultural perspectives. The lecture is free and open to the public.

School of Visual Arts Director Lynne Allen explains, “Dana Schutz has said that she believes the artist is ‘author, inventor, magician, scientist and divine power.’ As a young painter, she places her work within self-imposed codes—landscape, turning into still life, and populated with a bizarre cast of characters—she tells stories that tease us while deftly handling her craft.” She continues, “The opportunity to identify with a young painter is invaluable for any young painter in art school today.”

Dana Schutz is known for her vibrant, large-scale paintings, collected by many major museums, combine the possible with the imaginative, creating a painterly space that converges abstraction and representation, evoking an intimate atmosphere around the subject itself that is at once humorous and grotesque. Schutz appears as part of the Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series (CPLS) which, in its first two seasons, featured such artists as installation artist Sandy Skoglund, sculptor Ledelle Moe, and art critic Peter Schjeldahl. CPLS events regularly draw large audiences from within Boston University as well as other visual arts programs in the Greater Boston area.


PRESS RELEASE AT A GLANCE

Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series: Dana Schutz
Monday, November 3, 6:30pm

CFA Concert Hall
855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
T Green Line, B train, BU West stop

Lecture is free and open to the public

INSTITUTIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

Boston University is one of the leading private research and teaching institutions in the world today, with two primary campuses in the heart of Boston and programs around the world. The Boston University College of Fine Arts was created in 1954 to bring together the School of Music, the School of Theatre, and the School of Visual Arts. The University’s vision was to create a community of artists in a conservatory-style school offering professional training in the arts to both undergraduate and graduate students, complemented by a liberal arts curriculum for undergraduate students. Since those early days, education at the College of Fine Arts has begun on the BU campus and extended into the city of Boston, a center of rich cultural, artistic and intellectual activity.

The Boston University School of Visual Arts at the College of Fine Arts is a community of artists within a great university and in a city that offers diversity within a vibrant arts culture. Founded in 1954 as a professional training school at Boston University, the school offers an intensive program of studio training combined with liberal arts studies leading to the Bachelor’s of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. The first-rate teaching and mentoring of its regular faculty is supplemented by a vibrant program of visiting artists, guest lecture series, and exhibitions. The School offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. A solid background in art history, contemporary critical analysis, and liberal arts complements the studio arts courses.

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To request press tickets, high resolution photos, or additional information, please contact either:
Jean Connaughton at 617-353-7293 or jeanconn@bu.edu
Ellen Carr at 617-353-8783 or emcarr@bu.edu

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