Seymour Chwast: Works of War
March 28 – May 18, 2019
The Binghamton University Art Museum will open its spring exhibition at a reception on Thursday, April 4, 5:00-7:00 pm. Both the Main Gallery and the Susan M. Reifer '65 and Stanley J. Reifer '64 Mezzanine Gallery will feature artwork by renowned American graphic designer and illustrator, Seymour Chwast. The exhibition was curated and designed by Blazo Kovacevic, associate professor of art and design at Binghamton University. Although Chwast might be best known for his commercial work, the exhibition features large canvases, prints and drawings in which the artist expresses his concerns about the persistence of armed conflict and the proliferation of weapons of war. The artist will be present at the opening reception and will engage in a conversation with art director, critic and author, Steven Heller. Seymour Chwast: Works of War is accompanied by a catalogue, published by the Binghamton University Art Museum, which includes an introduction by the curator and an essay by Steven Heller.
In conjunction with Seymour Chwast: Works of War the Binghamton University Art Museum will host two programs. On Thursday, April 11, 7:30 pm, the Binghamton University Chamber Singers and Treble Chorus, directed by assistant professor of music William Culverhouse, will perform "Choral Commentary: A Program on Themes of Peace and Justice." The following two days, Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, the museum is offering a SUNY Conference: Technologies of Human Rights Representation. Organized by the Binghamton University Human Rights Institute, the full program can be found online at https://www.binghamton.edu/institutes/hri/index.
All events are free and open to the public.