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Ken Aptekar: Look Again

Posted on December 5, 2011

Ken Aptekar, Minutes Later
Minutes Later, diptych, oil on wood, sandblasted glass, bolts, After Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942, 37x74 inches

Look Again: Ken Aptekar

Aptekar carefully mines the works of other artists—from Old Master painters to Edward Hopper and Philip Guston—and skillfully re-creates select portions of their paintings, with clever shifts of scale and hue, then covers them with glass, upon which he inscribes inventive and often personal lines of text. The effect is intoxicating: the text gives rise to new meanings in the imagery; the imagery invokes new interpretations of the text.

February 6-April 14, 2012
Beard and Weil Galleries, Watson Fine Arts

Artist LectureObjecting to Objects: Notes of the Re-Painter
February 8 at 6pm
Weber Theatre, Watson Fine Arts

Opening Reception
February 8 at 7pm
Haas Concourse & Lobby, Watson Fine Arts

Classroom Workshops & Visits
As part of the Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program, Ken Aptekar visits Wheaton Tuesday, February 28 through Thursday, March 1, to meet with the following student and alumnae/i groups:

Tuesday, February 28

  • Workshop, Relief Printmaking—students were given an assignment to complete prior to Ken's arrival

Wednesday, February 29

  • Interviews in the gallery with students in Postwar & Contemporary Art
  • Meeting with Senior Studio Seminar students to talk about the business of becoming an artist
  • Reception and gallery talk with Jewish alumnae/i and students, organized by the Office of Service, Spirituality, and Social Responsibility and Alumnae/i Relations

Thursday, March 1

  • Workshop, Painting I—students were given an assignment to complete prior to Ken's arrival


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