Two exhibitions of work by renowned painter and sculptor Audrey Flack, a member of the SACI Artist Council, are currently on view. Though known for her Photo Realist paintings, the Hollis Taggart Galleries in NYC is showing work related to The Abstract Expressionist Years through June 6, 2015, while Heroines: Transcendent Drawings and Prints at the Lafayette College Williams Visual Art Center in Easton, Pennsylvania, can be seen through May 25, 2015.
Over the past four years, Audrey Flack has been deeply engaged in a suite of powerful drawings and prints, many highlighting women either neglected or demonized by history.
Heroines: Audrey Flack’s Transcendent Drawings and Prints
April 13-May 22, 2015
Heroines is the first ever exhibition of a remarkable suite of drawings and mixed media prints by Audrey Flack, one of the pre-eminent artists of our age. Flack, a pioneer of Photorealism, is a nationally recognized painter, printmaker, and public sculptor.
Audrey Flack created a group of charcoal and pastel portraits in 2011 that combine her ability to draw in the style of an Old Master (Mistress) with references to modern culture. Most of these works feature women from history and mythology who have been transformed from victims into modern heroines.
During the artist’s 2013 residency at Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute, EPI, the drawings were scanned, manipulated and output as digital pigment prints. Flack added multiple layers of serigraph details to St. Teresa and Cupcake Angel resulting in two limited print editions, Ecstasy of St. Teresa and Une Bouchee d’Amour.
Flack then reworked by hand other pigment prints adding layers of dynamic gestural drawing, vibrant colors, and sometimes glitter and collage elements to create powerful, one-of-a-kind works she calls “Transcendent Drawings.”
An illustrated catalog with foreword by director of The Hyde Collection Art Museum, Charles A. Guerin and essay by Lafayette art historian Robert S. Mattison is available.
A selection of the works from the Lafayette exhibition will be shown at The Hyde Collection Art Museum & Historic House, Glens Falls, N.Y., September 26, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
Audrey Flack is Lafayette’s 2015 Richard A. and Rissa W. Grossman Visiting Artist. The series was established by Richard A. Grossman, a 1964 graduate of Lafayette College, and his wife, Rissa W., to provide opportunities for intensive interaction between students and major twentieth- and twenty-first-century artists.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Williams Center Gallery
Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton Street – Easton, Pennsylvania
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