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Art professor Nancy Wolsk to give public lecture "Who's/Whose Nude? Contemporary Women and the Nude" in the Morlan Gallery, September 17, at 7 p.m.

Nancy WolskLEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania art history professor Nancy Wolsk will give a public lecture titled "Who's/Whose Nude? Contemporary Women and the Nude," Thursday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in the Morlan Gallery as part of the Figuration to Fragmentation exhibition. The 30-minute talk will be followed by a short question and answer period.

Wolsk’s areas of research and specialization include the world of French painter Pierre Bonnard and representations of women and domestic interiors from 1900 to 1914, The Nabis (late 19th -century/early 20th -century French, avant-garde artists), representations of Parisian gardens, French art from 1890-1914 and the history of the city of Paris. At Transylvania, Wolsk teaches courses in art history, twentieth-century art and architecture and  women in art. In May 2004, she led a travel course to Florence, Italy with anthropology professor Barbara LoMonaco titled “Italian Women: Representations and Realities.”

Figuration to Fragmentation: The Human Form in Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, which articulates a clear vision of the role of the figure in contemporary ceramics, opened Friday, September 11 and runs through Thursday, October 15. The exhibit is a collaboration between Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery and the University of Kentucky’s Tuska Center for Contemporary Art, and includes a diverse selection of artists. Tom Bartel, Kira Campbell, Sergei Isupov and Hunter Stamps’ work will be shown at Morlan, while Tanya Batura, Anne Drew Potter, Keith Wallace Smith and Liz Zacher’s work will be on display at Tuska.

For a full listing of workshops, conferences, talks, and receptions related to the Figuration to Fragmentation exhibition, visit www.transy.edu/morlan or www.transy.edu/news/new_story.htm?id=512&obj=index.

9/17/2009

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