EXETER – Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy will present the exhibit "William Kentridge: Universal Archive" opening Jan. 11 and running through March 9.
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 – objects representing an intimate thematic repertoire appearing in art and stage productions throughout the artist’s career.
There will be an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11 at the gallery. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., there'll be a Lunch & Learn explorative discussion on "William Kentridge: Universal Archive." This body of work inspires in-depth conversations about the creative process. All are welcome and lunch will be provided. This event is free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 16.
During the exhibit, there'll be an ongoing animation project. Enjoy this hands-on opportunity to experience the same process used by Kentridge in some of his projects: stop-action animation. Collaborate in creating a stop-action animation film using this time-honored, thoughtful process. There will be gallery support while you create.
Meticulously based on ink sketches, over 75 linocut prints shift from identifiable subject matter to deconstructed images of abstract marks on dictionary and encyclopedia pages, forming juxtapositions that suggest skepticism about the creative process and knowledge construction.
"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.
Gallery hours are Monday by appointment, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lamont Gallery programs are supported in part by the Michael C. Rockefeller ’56 Visiting Artists Fund.