Latin American Art Is American Art. Abstraction, conceptualism, the politics of identity: these are the territories of contemporary art in America. Not surprisingly, these concerns belong to artists of many backgrounds with diverse personal histories. Contemporary Latin American Art focuses on the ways Latino artists have carved out a place within the mainstream...
A Collaborative Sound Sculpture. Celebrating 20 Years of Zoellner Arts Center. Humming computers. A droning HVAC system. The murmur of voices in a crowded lobby. These often unnoticed sounds create a sonic landscape that provides raw material for sound sculptor Scott Sherk. By chopping, compressing, and recombining recordings of these ambient sounds,...
Organized by NAEMI (National Art Exhibitions of the Mentally Ill). Curated by Ricardo Viera.
The term “outsider art” was coined by the English critic Roger Cardinal in 1972, taking as a starting point the original concept of “Art Brut” by French artist Jean Dubuffet. Today many terminologies exist—“visionary”, “self-taught”, “art of the mentally ill”—but ultimately...
Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) revolutionized photography and influenced successive generations of artists in all mediums. “When I make a photograph,” he wrote, “I want it to be an altogether new object.” Originally a documentary photographer, Siskind turned his probing eye toward the ordinary and overlooked: torn posters, graffiti, seaweed strewn on the beach. He collapsed...
The strangeness of everyday objects provides endless fascination for artists. This experience of unsettling familiarity—or what Sigmund Freud called “the uncanny”—has taken many forms throughout history. The Greeks and Romans painted murals of windows and hallways to expand their rooms, a technique later known as tromp-l’oeil from the French term meaning to deceive the...
Lehigh University Art Galleries is pleased to present The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940 – 1955, the first monographic exhibition of works by Lam from a prestigious private Cuban collection to travel to the United States. Comprised of twenty-one rarely seen works on paper the exhibition will open to the public this August 30...
Special thanks to Tony Ulloa, Casa Serena Collection, for the loan of works to this exhibition.
María Martínez-Cañas is a photographer who works beyond the limits of the camera. Conceptually driven, she dissects, collages, digitally manipulates, erases, and recombines images, resulting in a range of forms that includes: photomontage, camera-less photograms, sculptural installation, and archival...
Join us as Robert Mann, director of the Robert Mann Gallery, NYC, discusses the photography of Aaron Siskind. Light refreshments provided. Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery is one of the preeminent photography galleries in the world. Through a diverse roster that highlights both a prominent group of contemporary artists and an outstanding collection...
Curator and scholar Lowery Stokes Sims will speak in conjunction with the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. Join us in the LUAG Lower Gallery in Zoellner Arts Center, 6PM. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public. Sponsored in part by the Visiting Lecturers Committee and Africana Studies.
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2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 February 9th, 2016|
Tom Sternal’s King and Queen, c. 1990 featured on LUAG’s Spring 2016 brochure are not very centrally located on campus, but they are probably seen by thousands of viewers a day. Located next to Interstate [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 January 28th, 2016|
Guardians of the Wind, installed on Memorial Walkway, is a group of tall wooden sculptures that organically twist, turn, break, and fluidly join through space. Situated in a cluster, they beckon the onlooker to explore [...]
2016-09-07T05:17:29+00:00 January 18th, 2016|
LUAG recently introduced its first self guided audio tour and it is available for the exhibition Object as Subject. The tour provides visitors with educational information about artworks in the exhibition which can be accessed from inside or outside of the museum, including at home. Simply dial 610.628.2384 [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 January 8th, 2016|
Ellsworth Kelly, who died in his home in Spencertown last month, was a painter, sculptor and printmaker well known for hard-edge painting, Color Field painting and minimalism. His piece Green Curve with Radius of Twenty Feet [...]
2016-09-07T04:52:38+00:00 December 10th, 2015|
Above: Carmen Herrera, Verde y Negro, 1995, Serigraph In the exhibition "...Of The Americas", LUAG Lower Gallery, August 26, 2015 - June 4,2017 Carmen Herrera sold her first painting at the age of 89, and [...]
2016-10-22T13:48:11+00:00 November 10th, 2015|
Above: Cross Overlooking Bethlehem, PA (After Walker Evans), 1996, Silver Gelatin Print, 4/10 Linda Cummings is one of many talented photographers with works in LUAG's exhibition Revisiting South Bethlehem. Below is a brief conversation between Linda and Ricardo [...]