Visual Arts Lecture: Meaning and Interpretation in Abstract Expressionism
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WHAT: Visual Arts Lecture: Meaning and Interpretation in Abstract Expressionism by Dr. Michael Schreyach, assistant professor, department of art and art history at trinity University.
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 10:50 a.m. to noon. Reception to follow lecture.
WHERE: Visual Arts Center, Room 120
Schreyach approaches his study of twentieth-century Abstract Expressionist
artists such as Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman, through the lens of
theoretical models developed from other fields, including philosophy,
psychology, sociology and literary criticism.
As a result, he attempts to understand how the visual effects of their
work is conveyed technically, operate culturally and can be interpreted philosophically.
received his M.A. degree in art history at the University of Texas at Austin,
and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the recipient of fellowships from the
Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Getty Research Institute, and received
a Terra Foundation for American Art Visiting Professorship at the the JFK
Institute for North American Studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin. He is the author of the two forthcoming books
on twentieth-century American artists, Cy
Twombly (London: Phaidon Press, 2014) and Jackson Pollock and the Perception of Abstract Expressionism
Caption and Credit line for photo: Number 28, 1950, 1950, Enamel on canvas; 68 1/8 x 105 in. (173 x 266.7 cm). The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection, Gift of Muriel Kallis Newman, in honor of her grandchildren, Ellen Steinberg Coven and Dr. Peter Steinberg, 2006.