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Lecture, Artist Hew Locke: Prisoners of the Sun

Artist Hew Locke
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 5:30 pm

Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture, Artist Hew Locke: Prisoners of the Sun

London-based artist Hew Locke is known for creating complex installations that explore ideas of British culture and identity in a global context. Interweaving painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography, Locke makes extensive use of found objects, including mass-produced toys, souvenirs, and consumer detritus. In this lecture, he will present work spanning his career and discuss the international political and aesthetic issues raised by his work.

A reception will follow in the Library Court
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street

Free and open to the public

The Ritchie lectures were established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1957 to 1971. These annual lectures, cosponsored by the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, bring to the University distinguished members of the international visual-arts community.

Note: Kobena Mercer, Professor of History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University, will not be speaking as planned.

Open to: 
General Public