Guest Lecture SeriesAll Lectures at 7PMGage Academy of Art
, 1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle
Geo Studio, Room 304, Third Floor
Each month Gage hosts lively lectures connected to Steele Gallery
exhibitions, featuring professional artists and art historians. The public is invited to attend these events FREE of charge.
pictured: Artist Jeffrey Simmons, lecturing at Gage
The Rise and Fall of the Classic American Comic Strip
With Richard V. West
Friday, February 21 - Geo Studio (3rd Floor)Presented in Conjunction With the Exhibition That’s Art! The American Comic Strip from Mutt & Jeff to Doonesbury
The comic strip as we know it today had its origins in a bitter circulation war fought in the late 19th century between rival newspaper publishers Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. By 1924, the well-known critic Gilbert Seldes declared that the newspaper comic strip had become a true American art form, like jazz and the movies, which deserved to be taken seriously and enjoyed without guilt. West explores the dynamics of this modern art form that, like jazz, impacted American cultural life at all levels for over a century.
Art historian, curator and author Richard V. West is Director Emeritus of the Frye Art Museum, and a member of the Board of Trustees at Gage. A native of Prague, Czech Republic, he studied in Europe and the United States before receiving a master’s degree in art history from the University of California at Berkeley.
© 1968 Charles Schulz
Miró: The Experience of Seeing, With Catharina Manchanda
Thursday, February 20, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Geo Studio/3rd Floor; FREE/public welcome
Catharina Manchanda, SAM’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art lectures on the new Miró exhibit, Miró: The Experience of Seeing, opening February 13.
This exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, offers a fresh assessment of the late period in Miró’s work— a body of work that audiences in the United States have not had the opportunity to fully appreciate. The exhibition brings together over 50 paintings, drawings and sculptures made in the period between 1963 and 1983 that testify to the artist’s ingenuity and inventiveness to the very end of his life. Bold and colorful paintings employ his personal visual language alternate with near-abstract compositions. Although Miró had experimented with sculpture in earlier periods, it is only in the late years that painting and sculpture stand in direct dialogue with each other — a principal feature of this exhibition.
pictured: "Le Coq," by Joan Miró