Thursday Common Hour and Faculty Research Committee (FRC) Lecture Series: Connemara Paintings - Excavating Place, Constructing Memory by Joseph Byrne

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:15 PM - 1:20 PM
Hallden Hall - North Wing Dangremond Family Commons 104
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Ellen Hart
Dean of Faculty

Joseph Byrne, Professor of Fine Arts

In this illustrated artist’s talk, I will describe an ongoing landscape painting project based on work done on-site in the Connemara region of western Ireland.  In addition to my working process, I will discuss the evolution and motivations for this project, which are both personal—this region is where my maternal grandmother was born—and conceptual, rooted in the geological and cultural history and contemporary characteristics of this austere landscape. Finally, I will talk about my philosophy of landscape painting as a way of making works that are less descriptions of place, than ones that create an experience of place.

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