Boston University School of Visual Arts presents Dushko Petrovich: Small Paintings

Contact: Ellen Carr, 617-353-8783 |
Contact: Jean Connaughton, 617-353-7293 |

(Boston) – The Boston University School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents new and recent work by Resident Painting Fellow Dushko Petrovich. Dushko Petrovich: Small Paintings will be on view Tuesday, November 11 through Friday, December 19, 2008 at the Sherman Gallery at Boston University. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, November 14 from 5:30-7:30pm, with the artist present. An artist talk will be held Friday, November 21 from 1:00-2:00pm.

The exhibition encompasses Petrovich’s recent series of small paintings watercolors, many of which created during his fellowship depicting, in the artist’s words, “spectral flowers, a harem, many jaws, some views, and a horse.” To hear Petrovich’s own account of the exhibition, visit

Dushko Petrovich was born in Quito, Ecuador, raised in Ohio and educated at Yale and Boston University. He has received the Hays-Brandeis Traveling Fellowship and was recently the Starr Scholar at the Royal Academy in London. He is the founding editor of Paper Monument, and he also writes about art for the Boston Globe, Slate, and n+1. He is currently the resident fellow in painting at Boston University.

The Sherman Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the work of talented alumni as well as current faculty members and students of the Boston University School of Visual Arts. Additionally, the Sherman Gallery presents solo and group exhibitions featuring the work of outside artists to support and expand the School’s curriculum.

Sherman Gallery
George Sherman Union at Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Second Floor, Boston

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1-5pm
Exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.


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 rich center of 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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