April 16, 1997 (Wednesday) at 8:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany Afternoon Seminar at 4:00 p.m. in HU 354
JOHN ASHBERY, best known for his award-winning poetry, is also a respected art critic. His art criticism has been published in numerous anthologies and periodicals and he is the author of Reported Sightings: Art Chronicles, 1957-1987 and a contributing essayist for the catalog of an exhibition of Fairfield Porter's work organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Ashbery will offer reflections on the work of Fairfield Porter in conjunction with the Albany Institute of History & Art's exhibit "Fairfield Porter: From the Permanent Collection of The Parrish Art Museum." He will also read from his poetry.
Works by Fairfield Porter, an important American painter and one of this country's most intelligent and lucid writers about art. This exhibit features 28 paintings from the artist's most productive years (1945-1974). The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York, where the painter lived for many years.
"Lunch Under the Elm Tree" (1954), oil on canvas
"Chair" (c. 1949), oil on musonite
"Anne in a Striped Dress" (1967), oil on canvas