The Purchase College School of Art+Design present a visiting artist lecture by painter David Humphrey December 12 in Room 1016 of the Art+Design Building at 6:30 PM. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 914-251-6750.
Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.
David Humphrey paints scenes of overwhelming, almost oppressive endearment based in a suspiciously idyllic suburban fantasy world. He draws upon a set of images, including puppies, kittens, affluent children and snowmen, meant to convey feelings of innocence and security, and his depictions reference the exaggerated flatness with whom such figures are often presented. But Humphrey pushes these distortions well beyond the bounds of traditional kitsch into a realm where darkness and perversion seem to be just over the horizon. In addition to painting, Humphrey has produced sculpture and installation. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, among other major institutions.