Thursday, January 28, 2010

2 Artists to Give Talks

Video artist Peter Sarkisian is seen here installing his exhibition at the Art Museum.
Photo courtesy of the Art Museum

Two renowned artists are at the Art Museum today and tomorrow to finish installing their work and to present public talks. Santa Fe artist Peter Sarkisian creates 3D surfaces on which he projects images that confront the viewer with a conflict of perception! His exhibition, Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008, is a small retrospective that examines his various approaches to video art. Peter will give an Art Talk tonight at 7 pm. On Friday, he will present a Gallery Walk Through at 10:30 am.

James Surls, Black tipped Flowers from the Garden
Photo courtesy of the artist

You might be familiar with James Surls' work already! He has two works currently on the UW campus. In Circle is a stainless steel piece on Prexy's Pasture and is a part of the exhibition, Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational. Recently, Coe Library installed Rolling Flower in their upstairs atrium. His exhibition, James Surls: Flowers, presents 5 large-scale sculptures that are precursors to the piece in Coe. James will present a Gallery Walk Through on Friday at 4:30 pm.
All events are free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Friday evening after James' Gallery Walk Through, beginning at 6 pm. An Awards Ceremony in conjunction with the 35th Annual Juried UW Student Exhibition will begin at 6:30 pm.

We hope to see you at these exciting events! For more information, call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622 or visit the website for additional information on these exhibitions.

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