Lecturer: Ruth Fine, widow of Larry Day, painter, printmaker, and independent curator
In this presentation, images from both popular culture and art history are depicted as essential to Day’s painterly identity. Biographical information will convey Day’s importance to the re-emergence of figurative art in the 1960s, and the role teaching played for this “dean of Philadelphia painters.” Day’s late drawings, in particular, convey the surreal experience of modern life. Together, Day’s paintings, drawings, and prints in a variety of media, emphasize his unique and masterful approach to structuring the geometry of the city and a remarkable array of figure compositions as represented across all three Philadelphia exhibition venues.
$10; FREE for members