Lunchtime Artist Talk: Through Her Own Eyes -- Surrealist Women Artists in Their Own Words with Celia Rabinovitch

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Add to Calendar 2021-11-03 12:00:00 2021-11-03 13:00:00 Lunchtime Artist Talk: Through Her Own Eyes -- Surrealist Women Artists in Their Own Words with Celia Rabinovitch Lunchtime Lecture: Through Her Own Eyes -- Surrealist Women Artists in Their Own Words (Frida Kahlo, Lucita Hurtado, Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington) Wednesday November 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm Attendance is virtual only. Join Zoom Meeting:https://smcm.zoom.us/j/84461435032 Meeting ID: 844 6143 5032 Passcode: 759326 Dr. Celia Rabinovitch’s lecture, Through Her Own Eyes, looks at the intertwining artistic biographies of surrealist artists who either originated or moved to North America, including Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Remedios Varo, who resided in Mexico. The talk includes references to major historical events and relationships between the artists. An artist and art historian, Rabinovitch has written two books: Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance – Marcel Duchamp & George Koltanowski (2020) – that also explores imagist poetry – and Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros and the Occult in Modern Art, (2003) – that looks at art as a state of mind – and many articles. https://www.duchampspipe.com Artist House Residency: Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2021 Biography Celia Rabinovitch is an artist and writer whose paintings of mood and luminous atmosphere evoke the uncanny. Shown in Canada, the USA and Europe, her art was selected for the Florence Biennale (1999) and Terra Infirma, an international exhibition on climate change, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York (2018-19). Light, space and images of nature or the built environment – as if observed for the first time- inform her paintings. Her art weaves varied influences from contemporary life, imagist poetry, Chinese landscape painting, and modern art – especially cubism and surrealism, design, and history. Selected solo exhibitions include The Grotto Cycle at the Beck Center Museum, Cleveland, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto and the Jeanne Brewer Gallery of the University of California-Berkeley; Quattro, a four-person exhibition in Vienna of artists exhibited in the Florence Biennale; and at Canessa Gallery, UCSF Alumni House, and the California Institute for Integral Studies – all in San Francisco, as well as exhibitions in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, and in Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg, Canada. She was the John A. Sproul Fellow in Canadian Studies, Fine Arts, and Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley 2013; and artist in residence at the University of Victoria, Canada, 2016. She earned an MFA in painting at the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in history of religions and art (Chinese religions and art, modern art history) at McGill University, Montreal, and has taught and directed university programs in Canada and the USA. Her art has received awards from the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts, the California College of Art, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada. She has lectured at McGill University; and held positions as Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Theater, University of Colorado-Denver; Assistant Professor; and taught graduate and undergraduate painting and drawing in the Department of Studio Arts, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Syracuse University; Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. She was a Program Director for Fine Arts, Music, and Graphic Design at the University of California, Berkeley (1992-2002); Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz (2000-2003) and Director and Professor, School of Art, University of Manitoba (2003-2008; Professor 2008-2020). celiarabinovitch.com Dept. of Art & Art History Sue Johnson America/New_York public
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Lunchtime Lecture: Through Her Own Eyes -- Surrealist Women Artists in Their Own Words

(Frida Kahlo, Lucita Hurtado, Meret Oppenheim, Dorothea Tanning, Remedios Varo, Leonora Carrington)

Wednesday November 3, 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Attendance is virtual only.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://smcm.zoom.us/j/84461435032
Meeting ID: 844 6143 5032
Passcode: 759326

Dr. Celia Rabinovitch’s lecture, Through Her Own Eyes, looks at the intertwining artistic biographies of surrealist artists who either originated or moved to North America, including Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, and Remedios Varo, who resided in Mexico. The talk includes references to major historical events and relationships between the artists. An artist and art historian, Rabinovitch has written two books: Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance – Marcel Duchamp & George Koltanowski (2020) – that also explores imagist poetry – and Surrealism and the Sacred: Power, Eros and the Occult in Modern Art, (2003) – that looks at art as a state of mind – and many articles. https://www.duchampspipe.com

Artist House Residency: Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2021

Biography
Celia Rabinovitch is an artist and writer whose paintings of mood and luminous atmosphere evoke the uncanny. Shown in Canada, the USA and Europe, her art was selected for the Florence Biennale (1999) and Terra Infirma, an international exhibition on climate change, Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, New York (2018-19). Light, space and images of nature or the built environment – as if observed for the first time- inform her paintings. Her art weaves varied influences from contemporary life, imagist poetry, Chinese landscape painting, and modern art – especially cubism and surrealism, design, and history. Selected solo exhibitions include The Grotto Cycle at the Beck Center Museum, Cleveland, YYZ Artists Outlet, Toronto and the Jeanne Brewer Gallery of the University of California-Berkeley; Quattro, a four-person exhibition in Vienna of artists exhibited in the Florence Biennale; and at Canessa Gallery, UCSF Alumni House, and the California Institute for Integral Studies – all in San Francisco, as well as exhibitions in Boulder and Denver, Colorado, and in Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg, Canada. She was the John A. Sproul Fellow in Canadian Studies, Fine Arts, and Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley 2013; and artist in residence at the University of Victoria, Canada, 2016.

She earned an MFA in painting at the University of Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in history of religions and art (Chinese religions and art, modern art history) at McGill University, Montreal, and has taught and directed university programs in Canada and the USA. Her art has received awards from the Edna St. Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts, the California College of Art, The Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Canada. She has lectured at McGill University; and held positions as Assistant Professor in the Department of Fine Arts and Theater, University of Colorado-Denver; Assistant Professor; and taught graduate and undergraduate painting and drawing in the Department of Studio Arts, College of Fine and Performing Arts, Syracuse University; Professor, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. She was a Program Director for Fine Arts, Music, and Graphic Design at the University of California, Berkeley (1992-2002); Instructor, Painting and Drawing, Cabrillo College, Santa Cruz (2000-2003) and Director and Professor, School of Art, University of Manitoba (2003-2008; Professor 2008-2020). celiarabinovitch.com

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Dept. of Art & Art History
Sue Johnson
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Art and Art History