Month: September 2017

William Villalongo arrives at UConn

Speak No Evil
Speak No Evil, 2016, William Villalongo

Tonight we welcome William Villalongo to the University of Connecticut.  Counterproof Press and Contemporary Art Galleries host this incredible artist for the opening of exhibit, “Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes.”

Exhibit on View: Sept 11 – Oct 12, 2017
Artist Talk & Reception: Sept 11 @ 5pm – 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Artist Lecture and Talk begins at 5pm in the Art Building, Room 109, not 4pm as has been incorrectly listed.

From UCONN Today:  “Outside My Name or Through Other Eyes, an exhibit featuring the work of Brooklyn, NY artist William Villalongo, opens at UConn’s Contemporary Art Galleries on September 11. The artwork weaves the artist’s aesthetic and social interests together with aspects of Pablo Picasso and Aaron Douglas’s visual vocabulary. Villalongo’s paintings, collage works and prints draw upon the distinct illustrative style and political forcefulness employed by Douglas, a celebrated Harlem Renaissance artist. Also evident is the artist’s creative contextualization and reinterpretation of these Modernist Era Masters’ Formalist experiments, their love of African Art and use of black iconography. Villalongo’s art likewise references Picasso’s sexually charged Bather canvases and his once notorious painting, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, from 1907…” (Ginger Jenne, UConn Today, 9/5/17)

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