Artist Berel Lutsky explores the interplay between image and language in his artwork Tuesday, April 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Wriston Art Center auditorium in a Lawrence University 2009-2010 Visiting Artist Series address. The event is free and open to the public.
The presentation will examine the often misplaced trust people place in appearances and well-crafted explanations. The vast amount of both visual and verbal information bombarding people today often causes them to ignore the sources and manipulations of image and word. Focusing on the blurred line between fact and fiction, Lutsky’s artwork examines the consequences of ignoring the complexities of the truths that drive the world.
Lutsky, an associate professor of art at UW-Manitowoc, works primarily with paper, specializing in commercial and fine art printmaking, drawing and photography. He recently spent a month-long residency in Israel at the Jerusalem Print Workshop. His artwork has been exhibited publicly in the U.S., Israel and Japan and also can be found in private collections in China, Belgium and Germany. One of his pieces was selected last summer for the Wisconsin Visual Artist’s Biennial, a state-wide fine arts competition open to all visual artists in the state.