"Photographs and Paintings - 1968 - 2011" - Eve Sonneman, J. Donald Feagin Visiting Lecturer

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lecture on Thursday, October 27, in the Chapman Lecture Hall.

Sonneman Internationally renowned as a photographer, Eve Sonneman has secured a unique position for herself in the world of contemporary art. In his 2003 gallery guide, David Cohen, director at the New York Studio School and editor of artcritical.com, described Eve Sonneman as a photist whose “medium is light, as in lightness of being, radiance, speed and clarity.”

Sonneman has participated in the 1977 Documenta and in the biennales of Venice, Paris, Strasbourg, and Australia, has published five books, and has been the subject of 77 solo exhibitions. Poet David Shapiro in the catalogue of her mid-career retrospective at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 1980, noted “She is a painterly photographer [who] reminds us that photography, as with Man Ray and Rodchenko, must never be denigrated as mere materiality.”

In addition to her career in photography, Sonneman works in paint, making large abstractions, watercolors, and painted objects.

Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Art Institute of Chicago, and over 30 other museums around the world.

Sonneman will lecture  on Thursday, October 27, at 7 pm in the Chapman Lecture Hall.  This event is free and open to the public.

The day following her TU lecture, Sonneman will photograph autumn gardens of Tulsa.  Then, she will collaborate with students of the Tulsa Girls Art School on an abstract 6-foot by 3-foot oil-on-linen painting  based on the Tulsa autumn gardens photos. The painting will remain in Tulsa.

Mary Whitney