HIDDEN STRUCTURES: THE ART OF KONSTANTIN VASILYEV
July 21, 2009, 7 PM
Konstantin Vasilyev exploded onto the global art stage in the 1960's with his giant installations of body organs and skeletons. Even though he has since left the building-sized sculptures, his work is still just as ambitious. He now transfers x-rays onto giant canvases, by using the technique known as pointillism. When viewed from afar, these paintings look like large format photographs of ordinary hospital x-rays, but up close, you can see every single dot that make up the image. The dots on the canvas are like little worlds. No matter how insignificant each little dot might seem, you realize that every single dot serves a purpose. Every single dot counts.
This evening Konstantin Vasilyev will talk about his illustrious career and his latest monograph. The lecture will be followed by a book signing in the Gift Shop.