Artist Talk & Performance, Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band at Yale: January 23, 2014

Audrey Flack,

Audrey Flack, “Jolie Madame”, 24 x 20 in. © Audrey Flack

If you are in the vicinity of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, don’t miss an evening featuring artist, Audrey Flack, who will be giving an artist talk and later performing live bluegrass music with the History of Art Band. Jock Reynolds, Director of the Yale Art Museum, will be in conversation with Audrey Flack at 5:30 in the Yale University Art Gallery, concert to follow. Both events are open to the general public.

Audrey Flack holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (1952) from Yale University. She attended New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts where she studied the history of art. She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from Bridgeport University. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University, and is currently a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Audrey Flack, Time to Save, 1979. © Audrey Flack

Audrey Flack, “Time to Save”, 1979. © Audrey Flack

A pioneer of Photorealism and a nationally recognized painter and sculptor, Ms. Flack’s work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art and the National Museum of Art in Canberra, Australia. She was the first photorealist painter to have work purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Studio Art Centers International is proud to note that Audrey Flack is on SACI’s Artists Council. Audrey Flack lives and works in New York City and Long Island.

For more information, see her website: http://www.audreyflack.com

Artist Talk: Audrey Flack

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 5:30pm*

Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG)
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
203-432-0600
artgalleryinfo@yale.edu

Audrey Flack joins director Jock Reynolds in the galleries to talk about her painting Time to Save (1979), on view in the exhibition Still Life: 1970s Photorealism.

*There will be a bus leaving from New York at 1:30pm from the Park Avenue Armory between 66th and 67th on the east side of Park Avenue and returning after the concert. For those interested, be sure to contact Yale and reserve a place. Seating is limited.

Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band

Audrey Flack (3rd from left) and the History of Art Band

Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band

Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:30pm

Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG)
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
203-432-0600
artgalleryinfo@yale.edu

Enjoy a bluegrass concert with music by artist Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band. Preceded by a talk by Flack. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Still Life: 1970s Photorealism.

Audrey Flack and the History of Art Band

Still Life: 1970s Photorealism

August 30, 2013 – March 9, 2014

Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG)
1111 Chapel St., New Haven, CT
203-432-0600
artgalleryinfo@yale.edu

Still Life displays works from the Gallery associated with Photorealism—a movement comprising painters who took photography as their subject and sculptors who recreated the human body with surprising accuracy. A significant trend in 1970s art, Photorealism has often been described since then as a more mechanical offshoot of 1960s Pop art. However, the works in Still Life make a compelling argument that Photorealists captured life in the 1970s with a grittier honesty than has previously been acknowledged. These works have renewed relevance as the ability of photography to capture “the real” has undergone dramatic changes and continues to develop in unanticipated ways.

Exhibition is open to the public, and made possible by the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Late Spring & Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, Post-Bac in Studio Art; MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, MFA in Communication Design, Low-Residency MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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