Willie Cole Lecture at UAB

Thursday, November 3 · 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Hulsey Recital Hall, 950 13th Street South

Artlab at the Visual Arts Gallery presents Willie Cole, 2011 Juror for the Student Annual Juried Exhibition. Mr. Cole will present a talk on his works. His visit is a partnership with the UAB Printmaking Program of the Department of Art and Art History and beta pictoris/Maus Contemporary.

The UAB Department of Art and Art History, The Visual Arts Gallery through its artlab editions project, and beta pictoris gallery/Maus Contemporary are pleased to announce a lecture and limited edition print by groundbreaking artist Willie Cole.

Cole will be in residence at the University between October 31 and November 6, working with Professor Derek Cracco and students from the UAB Printmaking program to complete a new, limited edition work, that will be sold to benefit the gallery and the printmaking programs, respectively.

“We are fortunate to have the facilities to undertake such a work, but more importantly we have a dedicated, professional, skilled printmaker in Derek Cracco,” remarked Gallery Director Brett Levine. “Professor Cracco has the ability to work with artists who push printmaking beyond its natural means.”

Cole, based in New Jersey, is visiting Birmingham in part to jury the 36th Annual Student Exhibition at UAB. He will give a free lecture on his works on Thursday, November 3rd, at 6 PM in the Hulsey Recital Hall. “Both Willie Cole and Guido Maus, of beta pictoris gallery, have worked tirelessly to ensure that this project provides opportunities on a variety of levels,” remarked Department Chair Erin Wright.

The Edition will be launched in conjunction with Cole’s exhibition at beta pictoris gallery, which opens Friday, December 9th. “Willie Cole and Bayeté Ross Smith will be exhibiting in raumZWEI, our second gallery,” Guido Maus explains. Information regarding the print will be made available at that time. For now, Cole and Cracco will focus on producing a complex, new, unique work that embodies the innovation and skill of the artist himself, and of the UAB Department of Art and Art History.

For further information about the lecture, please contact (205) 934-0815.
For information about Willie Cole’s works generally, or about his December exhibition, please contact Guido Maus and beta pictoris gallery, (205) 413-2999.

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