Karen Irmer's artistic strategy is based on a very precise perception, the visual presentation of the perceived and the potential for disguise.
Irmer has been lecturer of visual communication at the University of Augsburg since 2006. In 2005 she was invited to the Samsung Art and Design Institute in Seoul, South-Korea. She lives and works in Augsburg and Berlin. She is the final lecturer in the Bemis Summer Hixson-Lied Visiting Artist Lecture Series. The artist's lecture is free and open to the public.
University of Nebraska Visiting Presidential Professor Jonathan Fineberg will present the first of four illustrated public lectures collectively titled, "The Primal Drive for Art: Four Essays on Visual Thinking." Fineberg is Gutsgell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Adjunct Curator of the Parrish Art Museum in Southhampton, N.Y.
Each of the four lectures below will be delivered in both Lincoln and Omaha. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Lecture One: "Motherwell's Mother: An Iconography in Abstract Form"
Lincoln- Sheldon Museum of Art, Sept. 11, 5:30 p.m.
Omaha- KANEKO, Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture Two: "The Ineffable, the Unspeakable, and the Inspirational: Art and the Grammar of the Unconscious"
Lincoln- Sheldon Museum of Art, Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m.
Omaha- KANEKO, Nov. 1, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture Three: "The Nature Theater: Art and Politics"
Lincoln- Sheldon Museum of Art, March 12, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Omaha- KANEKO, March 13, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Lecture Four: "Art, Mind, and Brain"
Lincoln- Sheldon Museum of Art, April 2, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Omaha- KANEKO, April 3, 2013 6:30 p.m.
University of Nebraska Presidential Professors serve as public scholars who enrich the cultural and educational life of the university and the state. In addition to his public lectures, which the university plans to publish in 2014, Fineberg will participate in graduate level seminars in art history and other activities at UNL and UNO. He will also spend time in the studio with MFA students and faculty, and will collaborate with neuroscientists and other researchers at UNMC during the 2012-13 academic year.