Dunkerley Dialogue with Andres Serrano and Robert ParkeHarrison

Andres Serrano and Robert ParkHarrison sit in front of an audience during a discussion
Dunkerley Dialogue with Andres Serrano and Robert ParkeHarrison, Tang Teaching Museum, February 21, 2020, photo by Cindy Schultz

Join us on Friday, February 21, at 6:00 PM, for a Dunkerley Dialogue with artist Andres Serrano, whose work is on view in the exhibition FLEX, and photographer and Skidmore Professor of Art Robert ParkeHarrison.

Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley, ’80.

This event is free and open to the public. Note that this event was originally scheduled for March 18, 2020.

About the Speakers

Andres Serrano studied painting and sculpture at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. He turned to photography in the early 1980s, presenting large-scale color images concentrating on dramatic and provocative figural compositions. Serrano received international attention for the scandal around his work Piss Christ (1987), igniting a national debate on the freedom of artistic expression and the public financing of controversial artworks. Throughout his confrontational and challenging work, Serrano unpicks the hypocrisies and highlights similarities within religious, political, and social constructs. Serrano has had recent solo exhibitions at ArtX, New York (2019); Baldwin Gallery, Aspen, Colorado (2018); Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, China (2017); Petit Palais, Paris, France (2017); and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York (2017).

Artist Robert ParkeHarrison earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1990 and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1994. Since the mid-1990s ParkeHarrison has forged an artistic collaboration with partner and wife, Shana ParkeHarrison. Together they continue to create staged photographic images and sculptures that explore a poetic narrative based on the triangular relationship of humans, technology, and nature. The ParkeHarrisons’ honors include the Nancy Graves Foundation grant, Guggenheim Fellowship, the Roswell Artist-In-Residence, and the Sirius Arts Centre Artist-in-Residence in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. They have two monographs, The Architect’s Brother (1999) and Counterpoint (2008), both published by Twin Palms Twelve Trees Press. Their work is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago and Slete Gallery in Los Angeles. Robert ParkeHarrison is Professor of Art at Skidmore College.

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