Throughout the month of April, Sarah Lawrence College presents a weekly Visual Arts Lecture series, which will include talks by noteworthy and early-career artists who will speak about their recent work. The artists are chosen by the Visual Arts faculty and each lecture correlates with one of the school’s artistic disciplines – sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography and new genres. Today, the Lecture Series presents contemporary artist Rachel Sussman whose decade-long photography project, The Oldest Living Things in the World, is the subject of a New York Times-bestselling book. Hilary Karkness’ detailed paintings resemble those by classic masters, but include a contemporary viewpoint on current sociocultural sensibilities (April 18). Meleko Mokgosi’s large-scale installations explore narrative tropes that address the inscription and transmission of history (April 25). All lectures take place on Tuesday afternoons in room 208 of the College’s Heimbold Visual Arts Center. For more info, visit: sarahlawrence.edu.
A version of this article first appeared in the April 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.
Photo caption: The Oldest Living Things in the World by Rachel Sussman