From January 20 to February 25, 2016, the Pierro Gallery in South Orange will show an exhibition of forty lithographs by Louis Lozowick, curated by Museum Studies graduate student, Taylor Curtis. Lozowick was a world-renowned Ukrainian-American artist, who spent the last twenty-three years of his life in South Orange. He was a major modernist painter and printmaker, inspired by Cubism and Futurism and loosely connected with the American Precisionist movement, who focused on themes of industrial progress and labor. For more information and images, view here »
Lozowick also has a special connection with Seton Hall. In 1973, Barbara Cate, then professor of Art History at SHU, organized a major one-person exhibition of the artist's work at Seton Hall. Working with undergraduate students, she interviewed the artist, photographed many of his works, and gathered a wealth of documentary materials. Because Lozowick died right before the exhibition opened, the photographs and interviews took on special importance. They were donated to the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC, where they are available to this day.
The Pierro Gallery is in the Baird Community Center on 5 Mead Street (connecting Vose Avenue and Ridgewood Road).
There will be an exhibition opening on January 20, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. You may visit the exhibition anytime, Mondays through Thursdays, from 11a.m. - 4 p.m.
On Thursday, January 28, at 7 p.m., Dr. Helen Langa, Professor at American University in Washington, DC will present a special lecture related to the exhibition entitled "From Socialist Modernism to Social Viewpoint Art: Louis Lozowick's Aesthetic and Political Idealism."
On February 11, there will be free curator tours given at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Funding for this exhibition was provided by the University's Strategic Plan, and supplemented by grants from the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and the Robert Lehman Foundation.
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