This Monday: “Digested Impact and the Painting Syndrome” with Lydia Dona

[Update, 11/28/2012: The lecture been rescheduled for this Monday, December 3rd, to make up for its cancellation during the Hurricane Sandy school closure. It will take place at 6 p.m. in room 101C at 133 West 21st Street.]

This coming Monday, The Visual & Critical Studies program will present the lecture “Digested Impact and the Painting Syndrome” by artist Lydia Dona. Here’s a description quoted from the event announcement that went out earlier this week:

Over the last two decades, Lydia Dona has been actively working with concepts of pictorial assemblages and expansions of abstraction. Her loaded and vital world creates pictures that confront abstraction through broader issues of complexity and change, provoking constant questions with its forward gaze. Dona will discuss the challenges of painting today, parallel to her participation in the exhibition “Conceptual Abstraction,” curated by Pepe Karmel and Joachim Pissarro, currently on view at Hunter College’s Times Square Gallery until November 10th.

Lydia Dona with one of her paintings (click to enlarge).

“Digested Impact and the Painting Syndrome” will take place Monday, October 29th at 7 p.m. in Room 101C at 133 West 21st Street. The event is free and open to the public.

For a little more information on Lydia Dona, check out her website and this 2008 interview with Phong Bui in The Brooklyn Rail. You can read more about the Conceptual Abstraction exhibition at this page on the Hunter College website.

Visual & Critical Studies