Self Portrait, An Installation by artist Pat Steir will be exhibited in the Richard & Dolly Mass Gallery of the Visual Arts Building, School of Art + Design, from September 30 to November 19. Hours are Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. Free.
A wall drawing first created by renowned artist Pat Steir in 1987, Self-Portrait; An Installation, will be recreated in the Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery. The installation will cover the walls of the gallery with vastly enlarged images of parts of the face and was inspired by Renaissance and baroque drawing manuals discussed in E.H. Gombrich's seminal text Art and Illusion (1956) as well as those in the New York Public Library's Rare Books Room.
Undergraduate and graduate students selected and led by School of Art + Design faculty members Susan Horvath, Julian Kreimer, and Michael Torlen, will execute the work according to Steir's instructions under the supervision of Anthony Sansotta, the artistic director of the Sol Lewitt estate. The drawing, which will commence on September 15, will take aproximately two weeks to complete, giving the public a rare opportunity to see the process unfold through the windows of the Maass Gallery.
Another exhibit, Pat Steir: Drawing Out of Line is on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art from September 11 to December 19. The show was organized by Jan Howard, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Rhode Island School of Design and Susan Harris, an independent curator. Call 914-251-6750 for information.