A wine and cheese reception will follow all lectures and gallery talks.
The Wild Flowers of Peter Paone
Saturday, October 26, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Peter Paone
Peter Paone will talk about his beautiful, fantastical and sometimes unsettling paintings and drawings of Wild Flowers. These drawings and paintings have never been exhibited before and reflect Paone’s private focus of the last 35 years. This lecture will explore how these works developed, Paone’s process and influences, and how he sees them in the context of all his work.
Peter Paone: Collecting and Sowing Seeds of Inspiration
Saturday, November 16, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Andrea Packard
$15 ($10 members)
Swarthmore University’s List Gallery director and artist Andrea Packard will offer an overview of Peter Paone’s lifelong fascination with flowers as symbols of fertility, sexuality, mutability, and mortality—essential aspects of the human condition and concerns that are at the center of his diverse body of work. She will discuss his many influences including artists such as Picasso, Braque, and Dali, his close relationships with artists such as Ben Shahn, and his affinities with contemporary artists pursuing an illusionistic collage aesthetic. Packard will also describe how Paone selectively reinvents images and ideas distilled from his impressive collections of prints, photographs, books, toys, frames, and other artifacts. Paone joyously and sometimes devilishly selects artistic blooms from diverse gardens, both art historical and commercial, cultivated and wild, but his hybrid arrangements are uniquely his own.
Diverse Approaches: Philadelphia’s Printmakers in the Ann and Don McPhail Collection
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Ron Rumford
Ron Rumford will give a presentation on the methods and meanings evident in the prints and artwork represented in the Ann and Don McPhail Collection. As a printmaker, Rumford will share his knowledge of the variety of processes and materials printmakers employ to create their work. Ron Rumford has been the Director of the Dolan/Maxwell Gallery since 1991.
Philadelphia in the 1960s: The Work of Sidney Goodman, Eileen Goodman, Liz Osborne and Peter Paone
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: Robert Cozzolino
Sidney Goodman, Eileen Goodman, Liz Osborne, and Peter Paone are Philadelphia artists who share a narrative approach to their art. Robert Cozzolino will discuss the artwork of these artists in the context of the
1960s, a time when their representational work was outside the popular trends of abstraction. Robert Cozzolino is the Senior Curator and Curator of Modern Art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
Printmaking in Philadelphia
Saturday, February 8, 2014, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Lecturer: John Caperton
Join John Caperton, the Jensen Bryan Curator of The Print Center, for an exploration of the rich history of printmaking in Philadelphia. Caperton will speak on the history of The Print Center, its role in supporting and shaping the printmaking tradition in the region, and on highlights of the McPhail gift.