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William Kentridge

William Kentridge: Universal Archive
January 11-March 9, 2019

Reception: Friday, January 11, 5:30-7:30 pm

 

Renowned South African artist, William Kentridge, shares new work inspired during the writing of his Norton Lectures delivered at Harvard in 2012. In this expanding series, a familiar personal iconography is revisited - coffee pots, typewriters, cats, trees, nudes and other imagery; an intimate thematic repertoire appearing in art and stage productions throughout the artist’s career. Meticulously based on ink sketches, over 75 linocut prints shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks. 

 

William Kentridge: Universal Archive is organized for tour by the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and is made possible, in part, by contributions from Alva Greenberg ’74, the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and Ohio Arts Council.

 

Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.  

 

 

 

 

Image Credits:

Six Birds, 2012, From Universal Archive series, Linocut printed on non-archival pages from Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Ref 2, 2012, From Universal Archive series, Linocut printed on non-archival pages from Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.

Images courtesy of Gund Gallery, Kenyon College, and David Krut Projects, Johannesburg/New York.