When: 08/15/2018, 6:00 pm
Audrey Flack is most recognized for pioneering the genre of Photo-Realism, notably being the first Photo-Realist to have a piece acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. She began her career at the height of Abstract Expressionism, obtaining degrees at Cooper Union and Yale University. She broke with abstraction in the 50s, studying briefly at The Arts League, becoming a New Realist, then evolving into Photo-Realism in the 60s through the 70s, when she painted much of her best-known work. Flack made a decisive shift from painting to sculpture in the early 1980s. Inspired in religion and mythology, her sculptures representing the female form include series of heroic women and goddess figures. The conversation with Esperanza León will explore her evolution with an emphasis on her inspiration in Renaissance and Baroque art, and the humanist representation of women throughout her work, …real yet idealized… the ‘goddesses in everywoman’.