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Eric Fischl Aug 11 at the Watermill Center “How I paint what I paint”

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If you haven’t been over to the programs at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center you are missing some of the best and most creative talent from around the world.  Always fascinating, these cutting edge artists who are either in residence to work on new projects or visiting for lectures thrill and delight and stretch the imagination.  Be sure to make reservations as these are highly in demand evenings.  Thursday August 11 the magnificent Eric Fischl reveals his creative process.

Tonight at Watermill : Eric Fischl
How I paint what I paint

Thursday, August 11, 2011
7:30 p.m.

Reservations (required)

The Watermill Center
39 Watermill Towd Road
Water Mill, New York 11976


Eric Fischl talks about his creative process and how he constructs visual narratives.

Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor, based on the East End, and is considered one of the most important figurative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Fischl’s paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum, Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, Musée Beaubourg in Paris, The Paine Weber Collection, and many others. Eric Fischl is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.

Eric Fischl
Reservations (required)

Watermill Summer Exhibition Reminder

July 30 – August 22, 2011
Alvin Baltrop
Alvin Baltrop : Selected Works

Alvin Baltrop produced some of the most powerful photographs taken on the Island of Manhattan. His photographs are both voyeuristic and intimately composed portraits of friends, lovers, and strangers – many of them commingling at the Hudson river piers in the 1970s and 80s.

All works courtesy of The Alvin Baltrop Trust and Third Streaming (NY).
With special thanks to Randal Wilcox and Yona Backer.

July 30 – December 15, 2011
Ben Schmidt
As We Turn in Fluctuating Circles

This exhibition includes six framed works titled: portal / universe / measurement / patterns / the missing link / prophesy – all exploring that the world is constanly in flux.  In his work, Schmidt distills a mythological and archetypal archive of devices inherent to humankind into an essential context.  Schmidt is a Watermill alumnus.

For more information watermillcenter.org

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