Syracuse SymposiumTM continues its theme of “Networks” with a panel discussion about the role of the printmaking workshop in the career of pop artist James Rosenquist and in contemporary art, in general.
Titled “The Rosenquist Network: Collaboration and Connections in the American Print Workshop,” the discussion will take place Thursday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Slocum Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Syracuse University Humanities Center, based in the College of Arts and Sciences, at 315-443-7192, or visit syracusehumanities.org.
Organized by Andrew Saluti G'09, assistant director of SUArt Galleries, the event is presented in collaboration with the Humanities Center, and is part of the SUArt Galleries exhibition James Rosenquist: Illustrious Works on Paper, Illuminating Paintings, running through Nov. 22 in the Shaffer Art Building.
“James Rosenquist is one of the most celebrated artists of our time,” says Vivian May, director of the Humanities Center and associate professor of women’s & gender studies. “Much of his work, which is monumental in size, explores the perception of space and time. He also has derived fragmented images from advertising to create enigmatic, thought-provoking narratives that foster a dialogue about consumer culture.”
Moderated by Sarah Bancroft, curator of the University exhibition, the panel features longtime Rosenquist collaborators Bill Goldston, director of and master printer at Universal Limited Art Editions, and Donald Saff, Emeritus Dean and Distinguished Professor of the Arts at the University of South Florida (USF) and founder of USF’s Graphicstudio.
A special Lunchtime Lecture with Bancroft, who also co-curated Rosenquist's full-career retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 2003, will be held on Oct. 22 at 12:15 p.m. in Shaffer.