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Photorealist painter to speak at Quick Center

Published 6:20 pm, Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Adjacent is a painting titled "World War II" by photorealist painter Audrey Flack. Fairfield University on Monday, March 4, will hold a talk by her titled "Audrey Flack: Issues: Images & Icons," during which she will discuss the provocative painting more than any of her other works. Photo: Contributed Photo
    Adjacent is a painting titled "World War II" by photorealist painter Audrey Flack. Fairfield University on Monday, March 4, will hold a talk by her titled "Audrey Flack: Issues: Images & Icons," during which she will discuss the provocative painting more than any of her other works. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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Fairfield University will hold a talk titled "Audrey Flack: Issues: Images & Icons" by photorealist painter Audrey Flack on Monday, March 4.

It will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the school's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 N. Benson Road.

Flack will talk about her career when she delivers the Samuel and Bettie Roberts Memorial Lecture in Jewish Art, according to a news release. Her painting "World War II (Vanitas)" is the work she will discuss the most, including the alarming reactions the painting provoked.

Flack's photorealistic work is the first to be bought by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection, the release states.

Artwork by Flack, a painter and a sculptor, is also part of collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art and other major museums around the world.

Among her public commissions are a monumental gateway to the city of Rock Hill, S.C., consisting of four 20-foot-high bronze figures on granite pedestals, and "Islandia," a 9-foot-high bronze sculpture for the New York City technical college in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Flack, who lives and works in New York City and Long Island, has taught and lectured nationally and internationally.

She holds a graduate degree and an honorary doctorate from Cooper Union in New York City, and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Yale University in New Haven. She attended New York University's Institute of Fine Arts where she studied the history of art, the release states.

She was awarded the St. Gaudens Medal from Cooper Union, and the honorary Albert Dome professorship from the University of Bridgeport. She is an honorary professor at George Washington University and is a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

The talk is free. After the lecture, Flack will sign copies of her book, "On Painting."

To make a reservation, call the Bennett Center for Judaic Studies at 203-254-4000, ext. 2066.