William Christenberry Will Speak About His Work At U.Va. March 17
February 28, 2003--
Photographer William Christenberry
Lecture on his work
Monday, March 17, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 153
William Christenberry incorporates into his work social commentary
on rural Southern landscapes and the margins of small-town life
in his native Alabama. Through photographs, paintings, drawings,
sculpture, constructions and installations, Christenberry often
explores the darker side and fringe elements, including the Ku Klux
Klan. Although inspired by a particular time and place, his work
has a universal quality. In “Klan Room,” a continuously
evolving multimedia installation piece, the artist looks at violent
repression and racist persecution in the United States.
work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern
Art in New York; The Phillips Collection, the Smithsonian’s
American Art Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington; and
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
talk is cosponsored by the McIntire Department of Art, the University
of Virginia Art Museum and the Art Students Society.
details, contact William Wylie at (434) 924-6132 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298