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Starts: 05/14/09 10:00 AM
Ends:  07/02/09 05:00 PM

May 11, 2009 

MEDIA CONTACT: Nick Massella
202-994-3087; massella@gwu.edu
LUTHER W. BRADY ART GALLERY:
202-994-1525

JULES OLITSKI: AN INSIDE VIEW - A SURVEY OF PRINTS 1954 - 2007
MAY 14 - JULY 2, 2009

EVENT: 

The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Art Gallery presents Jules Olitski: An Inside View - A Survey of Prints 1954 - 2007. The exhibition features over 40 prints showing this important American artist's work in printmaking over six decades. The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery will host a panel discussion on Thursday, May 14, 2009 in the Jack Morton Auditorium (805 21st St., NW).

WHEN:  

Exhibition Dates: May 14 - July 2, 2009
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Panel Discussion: May 14, 2009; 5 p.m.

WHERE: 

The George Washington University
Luther W. Brady Art Gallery
Media and Public Affairs Building, 2nd Floor
805 21st St., NW, Washington, D.C.
Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro (Blue and Orange lines)

WHO:  

Panelists include Willard Boepple, abstract sculptor who worked with Olitski; Andrew Hudson, artist, art critic, and friend of Olitski; Kristina Olitski, the artist's widow; Lauren Olitski Poster, the artist's daughter and the custodian of his art; and Judith Stein, curator of the exhibition, Jules Olitski: An Inside View.

COST: 

This exhibit is free and open to the public. Members of the media wishing to attend should contact Nick Massella at 202-994-3087 or massella@gwu.edu.

BACKGROUND:

"Inherent in the process of printmaking is the element of suspense," wrote Judith Stein in the exhibition's catalog. The more than 40 prints by renowned color field artist Jules Olitski parallel his painting styles during his long career. Olitski began making etchings in 1956, working in both abstract and figurative modes. This retrospective of prints was organized by Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (Brattleboro, Vt.), in collaboration with Knoedler and Company (New York) and the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is the third stop on a multi-city tour. The prints range from early self-portraits, to diaphanous screenprints from the 1970s, to intensely brilliant monotypes that were created during the last years of his life.

The Luther W. Brady Art Gallery is the professional showcase for art at GW. Luther W. Brady (B.A. '46, M.D. '48), the gallery's namesake and benefactor, is a world-renowned oncologist who earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at GW. He also received the honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts from GW in May 2004 and has served as a member of the University's Board of Trustees.

For more information on the exhibit, please call GW's University Art Galleries at 202-994-1525.

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