Horger Artist-in-Residence for Art | Architecture | Design. The Horger Artist-in-Residence is a semester-long residency that brings noteworthy talent to Lehigh University. Every year the residency rotates between the fields of Music, Theater or Art|Architecture|Design.
Photography has been a lifelong passion for LUAG Director and Chief Curator Ricardo Viera. When Viera first came to Lehigh University in 1974, his priority was to establish professional standards for the art works he found. To his dismay, he discovered—among the many paintings, prints, and coins which made up the fine art collection—there was only one photograph. With this discovery his first IDEA was born: to build a teaching collection centered around works-on-paper, including photography.
OCTOBER 20: Gallery conversation with María Martínez-Cañas, 6 pm. Main Gallery, Zoellner Arts Center.
Join us for a lecture and reading by Wifredo Lam's great nephew, Juan Castillo Vázquez, in conjunction with the exhibition The Drawings of Wifredo Lam: 1940-1955. The lecture will take place at 4:10PM in Baker Hall, Zoellner Arts Center. This is a Spanish language talk with English transcription provided, including excerpts from Wifredo Lam's poetry. Reception to follow. All LUAG events are free and open to the public.
Sherk will discuss his sound and video work in conjunction with his installation SonanceZOELLNER located throughout the building. 6 pm. Butz Lobby, Zoellner Arts Center. Reception to follow.
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, Sherk constructs sonic forms that heighten the listener’s experience of space. His installation SonanceZOELLNER, incorporates light, speakers, and the natural resonance of the building to transform the Zoellner Arts Center into a sculptural sound environment.