Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Lecture: Dr. Jonathan Katz / Hide/Seek @ Foundry Gallery

Lecture: January 15, 2011, 4PM
Dr. Jonathan Katz 

Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture
FOUNDRY GALLERY 1314 18th Street, NW, 1st Floor, Washington, DC 20036

Dr. Jonathan Katz, director of the doctoral program in Visual Studies at the State University of New York Buffalo, and co curator of the “Hide/Seek” Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, will be delivering a lecture at the Foundry Gallery on Saturday January 15, 2011, beginning at 4:00pm. “Hide/Seek” shows works by American portrait artists that deal with sexual non-conformity. Topics include: how artists show their subject’s sexuality affects a portrait as well as how the presentation in art has changed over the last hundred years, as well as how sometimes the people in the portraits, and sometimes the artists themselves, have been forced into creative ways of expressing their identity, in the face of a society that would otherwise exclude them.

The “Hide/Seek” exhibit has received a good deal of notoriety due to the National Portrait Gallery’s decision to pull one of the works of art from the exhibition under pressure.

Attendance at Dr. Katz’ lecture is free, although donations are appreciated, is open to the public but on a first come first serve basis. For information please call 202-463-0203.

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