From Friday, June 9 through Saturday, October 13 Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will exhibit original works by Andy Warhol, on loan from the Drew and Wendy Levenfeld collection, as well as from the Brauer Museum of the Art’s permanent collection at Valparaiso University, Indiana. The exhibition will be titled Warhol: Icon & Influence and is generously sponsored by NIPSCO. The community will have the opportunity to view these works and learn more about Andy Warhol and his impact on the global art world. Much of his well-known subject matter of the mundane, such as the Campbell’s Soup Cans, is easily recognizable and accessible to the public, giving his work a democratic sensibility. An invited group of emerging and mid-career artists whose work has been influenced by Warhol’s legacy will also be on exhibition. Warhol employed a multitude of strategies in his artwork which many contemporary artists utilize today in their art practices. An exploration of these strategies will be examined in several categories, such as celebrity, gender, identity and popular culture. These artists include: Chris Cosnowski, Robyn Day, CJ Hungerman, Yvette Mayorga and Dominic Sansone. On Friday, July 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM LCA will host an opening reception event for Warhol: Icon & Influence. Enjoy conversations with the artists influenced by Warhol, as well as light bites and a cash bar. Admission is free of charge. On Saturday, July 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 AM guests can enjoy a curator-led tour with Lora Fosberg, Director of Exhibitions. Learn about the artwork and artists’ intentions during this interactive tour. Admission is free of charge. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219.874.4900.
June 2nd, 2018|Local News|