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Artist Lecture - Kevin Zucker

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01/22/2004

NEW PALTZ -- On Wednesday, February 11, 2004, Kevin Zucker will lecture about his work at 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 102. The lecture is free and open to the public. Kevin Zucker combines painting with computer drawing to make pictures of interior architectural spaces that reveal themselves as abstract mappings of space. Computer-generated grids surround the few objects in view, and with no surfaces to rest on, the objects seem lost in the space of these coordinates. At first, the schematic, simplified world in his pale, neutral-colored paintings seems far removed from human life and emotion. But with a closer look, the paintings' irregular patchy surfaces (created by Zucker's transfer process) undermine the mathematically perfect world that Zucker has initially established. As the random and the imperfect intrude on Zucker's sterile computer-rendered images, the real intrudes on the ideal. These rough, worn patches are reminders of the very thing that Zucker's precise computer imagery appears to deny -- humanity. Kevin Zucker's lecture is sponsored by the Student Art Alliance.