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Lewis Center for the Arts presents Visual Arts Fall Lecture Series
Sarah Charlesworth (photographer), Pam Lins (sculptor), Josephine Halvorson (painter), and Su Friedrich (filmmaker) discuss their work


Steve Runk    
Director of Communications
Lewis Center for the Arts

(Princeton, NJ)  The Lewis Center for the Arts will present the Visual Arts Fall Lecture Series, featuring faculty members in the Program in Visual Arts at Princeton University.  Photographer Sarah Charlesworth will open the series on October 10, followed by sculptor Pam Lins on October 24, painter Josephine Halvorson on November 7, and concluded by filmmaker Su Friedrich on December 5.  The lectures will take place in the James M. Stewart ‘32 Theater at 185 Nassau Street at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
“We have an outstanding faculty of working artists at the Lewis Center’s Program in Visual Arts,” notes Joe Scanlan, Director of the Program.  “We are pleased to offer the community an opportunity to hear these artists speak about their work and their creative processes. Su Friedrich has long been an esteemed professor at Princeton who will be screening her latest film, Gut Renovation. Sarah Charlesworth, Pam Lins and Jo Halvorson are relatively new members of the faculty, and I am tremendously delighted to have them in the Visual Arts Program.”
Sarah Charlesworth has received widespread acclaim as a visual artist and photographer whose work addresses the language of photography in contemporary culture.  Charlesworth’s work has been shown internationally, with work appearing in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Stedelijk Van Abbermuseum in Eindhoven, Holland.  She is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Charlesworth is a recent addition to the Visual Arts faculty and will discuss her work on October 10.
Pam Lins is a sculptor who employs a variety of interdisciplinary art forms to question how objects can function as images, what it means to “build” an image, and the process by which it gets made.  Lins has shown in a number of venues throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe over the last fifteen years, including the Tang Museum of Art and CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art.  She has received an award from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Howard Foundation Award in Visual Arts from Brown University, and an award from the Pollack/Krasner Foundation.   Lins will discuss her work on October 24.
Josephine Halvorson is an oil painter, coming to Princeton from Cooper Union, where she teaches Advanced Painting.  Halvorson’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Mexico.  Her solo New York exhibitions “What Looks Back” at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and “Clockwise From Window” at Monya Rowe were highly acclaimed and reviewed in The New York Times, ArtForum, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Time Out New York, among others.  Halvorson is the recipient of many awards including a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts award in painting.  Halvorson will discuss her paintings on November 7.
Su Friedrich is a filmmaker, working as writer, director, producer, cinematographer, sound recordist, and editor on nearly all twenty of her films.  Friedrich’s films have won numerous awards at festivals across the country and throughout the world, including Best Narrative Film Award at the Athens International Film Festival, Outstanding Documentary Feature at Outfest ‘97 in Los Angeles, Special Jury Award at the New York Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Grand Prix at the Melbourne Film Festival, the Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, and Best Experimental Narrative Award at the Atlanta Film Festival.  Her work has been featured at museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Stadtkino in Vienna, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the National Library of Australia, as well as many university libraries.  Friedrich is also the recipient of the Alpert Award in the Arts, an independent Television Service production grant, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.  Friedrich will discuss her films on December 5.
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Photo caption:  Camera Work (2009) by Sarah Charlesworth, a renowned photographer and faculty member of the Lewis Center’s Program in Visual Arts, who will discuss her work on October 10, kicking off the fall Visual Arts Lecture Series at the Center.
Photo credit:  Courtesy of Sarah Charlesworth

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