The groundbreaking graphic design work of renowned modernist artist Herbert Bayer will open the Fall 2006 season at Colorado State University’s Clara Hatton Gallery in the Visual Arts Building. The gallery will also present a public lecture with noted American art critic Nancy Princenthal as part of the Critic and Artist Residency Series. An exhibition and residency with visiting artist Susan Point, a contemporary Coast Salish artist, will highlight the spring 2007 season at the gallery.
Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer had an enormous impact on the practice of graphic design. His prolific career, which took him from the Bauhaus in Germany to Colorado’s Aspen, was marked by a holistic practice of multiple disciplines, including groundbreaking work in graphic design, typography, printmaking, painting, architecture and landscape architecture. Bayer was also a prolific poster designer. His work in this genre will be featured in "Bauhaus Master: Six Decades of Herbert Bayer Posters from the Bayer Family Collection" from Sept. 5-Oct. 13 at Colorado State’s Hatton Gallery. The exhibition will feature 30 of his poster images ranging from works produced in Europe to posters created while Bayer was residing in Aspen. The Bayer program is funded in part by the Colorado Council on the Arts and the Emil Nelson Gallery.
Princenthal, senior editor for Art in America, will give a public lecture as part of the Hatton Gallery’s Critic and Artist Residency Series at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St. In her lecture, entitled "Night Vision," she will discuss contemporary artists who use dream imagery in their work and how these works relate to current studies in neuroscience.
Another featured exhibition during the 2006/2007 Hatton Gallery season will explore works by Northwest Coast artist Susan Point. Point is known for her significant body of work in the Coast Salish tradition. She has produced art in a variety of media including jewelry, prints, paintings and large sculptures created with glass and wood. Among her projects are several prestigious commissions, including public works at the Vancouver International Airport and the Victoria Convention Centre. Her work has been featured in more than 60 group and solo exhibitions. Point’s works will be exhibited from March 26-April 27. The Princenthal and Point programs are made possible by the FUNd at Colorado State University.
Other exhibitions taking place at the Hatton Gallery during the 2006/2007 season include "Connoisseurship in Practice: Selections from the Permanent Collection," running Oct. 23-Nov. 17, which will feature research by Colorado State University students on Inuit, Northwest Coast, Maori, aboriginal Australian and Oceanic works of art. "Impassioned Images: German Expressionist Prints," running Jan. 29 to March 9, will feature distinct prints from renowned German artists including members of the Blaue Reiter and Brucke groups of the early 20th century. Visiting curator Peter Macnair will visit Colorado State for a public lecture on April 4. Macnair is the former curator of ethnology at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia.
For more about the Hatton Gallery and for a complete schedule of events, visit www.colostate.edu/Depts/Art/hg. All exhibits are free and open to the public.