William Weege will discuss his long-standing friendship and 45-year creative collaboration with Sam Gilliam that, among other advances, generated pioneering approaches to printmaking. Sam Gilliam is internationally renowned for his innovations in color-field painting, which led the way toward a new vocabulary for abstract painting. William Weege is professor emeritus of the UW-Madison Art Department, and founding artistic director of Tandem Press, whose approach to printmaking allowed the artists he worked with to break new ground. Weege is also celebrated as an artist in his own right for his work in a variety of print media and handmade paper. A reception with cash bar will follow in the MMoCA Lobby.
The talk is held on the occasion of the third Stephen Fleischman Lectureship, which honors the 25th anniversary of Stephen Fleischman’s tenure as the director of MMoCA.
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