Eric Fischl Lecture Series
2018 Lecture - José Lerma
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April 18, 2018, 7 pm
Whiteman Hall – Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ
The 2018 Eric Fischl Lecture Series will feature contemporary artist José Lerma.
Phoenix College and contemporary American painter, sculptor and author Eric Fischl are shaping the future of art in Arizona and beyond by providing life-changing opportunities for students.
In 2005, Fischl returned to Phoenix College to give back to his alma mater and to help aspiring artists. Fischl honors the college’s influence on his life by returning annually with world-famous artists and art enthusiasts to present the Eric Fischl Series. The Series, held at the Phoenix Art Museum, draws hundreds of students, artists, and community members from across the city and state for an engaging discourse about various art themes.
As part of the event, Fischl presents the prestigious Vanguard Award to Phoenix College students whose artwork receives “Best in Show” in the Student Art Competition.
Visit https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/campus-life/fischl-lecture-series to learn more.
FAST FORWARD: PAINTING FROM THE 1980S
JAN 27–MAY 14, 2017
Fast Forward: Painting from the 1980s presents a focused look at painting from this decade with works drawn entirely from the Museum’s collection.
For more information, visit http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/FastForward
On View: September 12, 2016 - January 8,2018
"Rendering the Unthinkable: Artists Respond to 9/11" is a collection of artwork by 13 artists and their reactions to the terror attacks.
Ranging in media from paintings and sculpture to works on paper and video, these pieces will be displayed together for the first time in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle
Unfinished Business: Paintings from the 1970s and 1980s by Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl, and David Salle features the work of three artists who met in the early 1970s at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles before moving to New York in the 1980s, where they immediately established careers as influential painters. At a time when painting was thought to have passed its prime, Ross Bleckner, Eric Fischl and David Salle discovered, in its materials and conventions, a medium rife with possibilities—particularly for artists interested in doing something original, and ambitious, with its history. Unfinished Businessexplores the distinct styles, philosophies, and convictions of the three painters. Featuring 23 large-scale canvases and 17 works on paper, the exhibition outlines the development of each painter’s formal vocabulary while suggesting deep connections between and among the works of all three.
June 24 – July 31
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday | 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JULY 2 | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Presented by the New York Academy of Art, “WATER|BODIES” is curated by artist Eric Fischl and Academy President David Kratz. Generously sponsored by Cadogan Tate, “WATER|BODIES” presents paintings, photographs and sculptures by established and emerging artists with connections to both the East End and the New York Academy of Art. Life on the South Fork of Long Island is based on and intrinsically connected to the water, and this show explores water, bodies and the inevitable meeting of the two. The works in this exhibition depict the sea, the shore, the pool, sunbathers and the nude as a lively and expressive genre that interweaves themes of natural beauty and the nature of pleasure.
Over 30 artists are featured in the show, with works from newly minted Academy MFAs hanging alongside pieces by artists such as Ross Bleckner, Patrick Demarchelier, Eric Fischl, Ralph Gibson, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, April Gornik, Michael Halsband, Enoc Perez, and David Salle.
Eric Fischl will participate in a conversation with Galerie St. Etienne owner, Jane Kallir entitled "The Art of Drawing". The talk coincides with the exhibition ERNST LUDWIG KIRCHNER: Watercolors and Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection.
Exhibition and talk is at
THE GALERIE ST. ETIENNE
24 W. 57th Street, NYC
The exhibition is on view March 29 -July 1, 2016
Please note that the gallery will be closed Saturdays starting May 28
Exhibit runs from May 3, 2016 through June 25, 2016.
Contact Skarstedt Gallery at 212.737.2060 or email@example.com for more information
Brooklyn-based artist Sheila Pepe will be presenting a talk for the 2016 Eric Fischl Lecture Series.
The Eric Fischl Lecture Series was launched in 2005 when internationally acclaimed American painter and sculpture Eric Fischl returned to Phoenix College for the first time since the late 1960's. Fischl, then student, studied at PC under renowned Southwestern landscape artist and faculty member Merrill Mahaffey.
Each spring, Fischl celebrates his connection to the College by returning with an nationally or internationally acclaimed professional artist or collector to present the Eric Fischl Lecture Series. The Series, held at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of the Contemporary Forum Lecture Series, draws hundreds of students, artists, and community members from across the city and state for an engaging discourse about various themes focused on art.
As part of the event, Fischl presents the prestigious Vanguard Award to a Phoenix College student whose artwork receives “Best in Show” in the college’s Student Art Competition.
Previous guest speakers include the following artists and collectors::
- Steve Martin
- John McEnroe
- April Gornik
- Bryan Hunt
- Ralph Gibson
- David Salle
- Andre Serrano
- Mark Bradford
- Bruce W. Ferguson