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Lecture with Susanna Coffey

April 9, 4:30 PM

Free

Susanna Coffey is the F.H. Sellers Professor in Painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her portraits are investigations of the iconic human head. The work is driven by questions about what a portrait image can mean. What is a beautiful appearance? Why do conventionally gendered images involve caricature? Meticulously observed, the works show her face in many guises and locations: under dramatic lighting, highly costumed, inside a studio, within landscapes, forests, places of fiery devastation, and amidst phantasmagoric patterns. Some portraits seem almost entirely abstract with only the barest suggestion of a human face. Coffey received a B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut at Storrs and an M.F.A. from the Yale School of Art.

Details

Date:
April 9
Time:
4:30 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Deb Thurston
Phone:
859-5630
Email:
deborah.thurston@colby.edu

Venue

Room 154, Bixler Art and Science Center, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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