Dunkerley Dialogue and Electric Soup Party

Fabian Lopez, Assistant Professor of Art, Skidmore College, speaks with guest artists Kathy Butterly and Liz Collins on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, photograph by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Join us for an evening-long exploration of the work of “the father of Pop abstraction,” American painter Nicholas Krushenick (1929–1999). Born in the Bronx, Krushenick became a prominent figure on the 1960s and 1970s New York Art scene. His bold, dynamic paintings straddle the lines between the prevailing art movements of that time, most notably Abstract Expressionism and Pop art. For Krushenick, this independent, unclassifiable status was ideal. He said: “They don’t really know where to place me. Like I’m out in Left field all by myself. And that’s just where I want to stay.”

  • 5:30 pm – Curator’s tour Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup with Ian Berry, Dayton Director
  • 6:30 pm – Dunkerley Dialogue on painting, abstraction, and the legacy of artist Nicholas Krushenick with Fabian Lopez, Assistant Professor of Art, Skidmore College, and guest artists Kathy Butterly and Liz Collins
  • 8:00 pm – The Electric Soup Party with music, food, and make-your-own Nicholas Krushenick-inspired wearable art projects. Organized with Skidmore College’s Element Fashion Group.

The Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley ‘80.

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