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ARTIST RICHARD KLEIN TO SPEAK AT PURCHASE DEC. 12

Date Released: 12/4/2006

Richard Klein, whose work is currently on view in the Purchase College Neuberger Museum of Art exhibition Transitional Objects, will discuss the relationship of his work to both craft and architectural traditions December 12 at 4:30 PM in the Neuberger Study. The lecture, sponsored by the School of Art+Design, is free and open to the public.

Purchase College, State University of New York, is located at 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, N.Y.

Richard Klein is a Connecticut-based curator, artist and writer. As an artist, he has had solo exhibitions at Caren Golden Fine Art in New York City, and his work has been included in group exhibitions  at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art in Oregon, and the Clifford Gallery at Colgate University. He is currently Exhibitions Director of the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Conn. and curated the recent exhibition of Purchase alumnus Fred Wilson Black Like Me. He has been a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and Architecture, Rhinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design, among others. He is a member of the advisory board for the William Benton Museum of Art at the University of Connecticut, and has recently served on the Visual Arts Panel for the MacDowell Colony.

The Transitional Objects exhibition examines still life as a genre recast in recent years, layered with new heroic, social, political, personal and psychological meaning.