Poison for the Impressionable (Conceptual Realism): A Robert Williams Documentary Exhibition | Visit Baton Rouge

Poison for the Impressionable (Conceptual Realism): A Robert Williams Documentary Exhibition

Phone: 225 578-5162
Email: unionartgallery@lsu.edu
Website: http://unionweb.lsu.edu/UnionArtGallery/item51175.html
Contact: Stahl, Judi
Free and open to the public.

LSU Student Union art Gallery
Raphael Semmes Road
Baton Rouge, LA

Date: Nov 11 - Dec 16 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
This biographical exhibition will explore the career of Robert Williams, founder of Juxtapoz magazine and pioneer of lowbrow art. For 40 years, Williams’  work has been challenging the status quo of visual expression, incorporating significant or unseemly undercurrents of American pop culture, such as violence, fast food, sexuality, and nostalgia. Williams’  subversive, yet highly illusionistic and painstakingly rendered paintings are mirrors of the collective American psyche at the turn of the twenty-first century. This exhibit will feature historical documents, photographs, and high quality reproductions of his original artworks. Mr. Williams will be making a rare appearance at the university to give a lecture November 13, 2012 at 5:00pm.  Delivered with a riveting conciseness of language, Robert Williams’  public lectures, which are filled with puns, self-deprecating humor, and intelligent commentaries about the contradictory nature of the art world, are known to attract packed crowds. The gallery’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., with special hours for home football games and Theater events.