Renowned Artist Lectures at Colorado State University

Artist Byron Kim, whose work with color, culture and race has captured national recognition, will lecture at Colorado State University April 16.

Kim will present a talk titled "Byron Kim, Abstract Painter" at 7 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theatre on campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the lecture, an exhibition of Kim’s abstract oil paintings, titled "Byron Kim: Process," is on display until May 1. The show includes five large paintings and many related studies and drawings that challenge assumptions about identity, culture and race, and that provide viewers a rare glimpse into the artist’s working process. The exhibition is in the Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building on campus. The gallery is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. All exhibits are free and open to the public.

"Byron Kim’s work is especially thought-provoking," said Linny Frickman, Hatton Gallery director. "His work belongs to the multicultural discourse of the 1990s, yet also engages the tradition of painting of our century."

Kim’s work has been featured in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the 1993 Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art and the Wadsworth Antheneum.

Kim’s visit is part of the art department’s Critic and Artist Residency Series, a program developed to bring national and international artists and art critics to campus. During his residency at Colorado State, Kim will be involved in open forums for the campus community and will join an intensive series of critiques in classrooms and with individuals.

The Critic and Artist Residency Series was founded in 1997 with an anonymous $1 million endowment to the art department. The program was developed by the art department as a way to put students, faculty and the community in touch with the latest creative thinking and practices in the art world.

For more information, call the Hatton Gallery office at (970) 491-7634.