Artist Talk with Darren Waterston

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:00pm

Lawrence Hall, L231 15 Lawrence Hall Dr, Williamstown, MA 01267

Artist Talk with Darren Waterston

Darren Waterston’s paintings have been described as  “lush, intricately rendered dreamscapes in a style that betrays the twin influences of the Hudson River School and the Edo Period (1603–1867) of Japanese painting…. A veteran explorer of the Kantian notion of the sublime, Theosophy and Eastern traditions,” by David Roth in Squarecylinder.  While his lecture will focus on past paintings and projects, which include a range of references from St. Francis to volcanoes to illuminated manuscripts, Waterston is currently working on an exhibition, Uncertain Beauty, that opens at MASS MoCA in March 2014.  The centerpiece of the show will be an installation, Filthy Lucre, a contemporary re-imagining of James McNeill Whistler’s 1876 decorative masterpiece Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room.


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lecture/seminar/presentation, Arts at Williams


Art History & Studio Art


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