gar Galveston Artist Residency



LEONORA CARRINGTON: Surrealism & the Occult | Two Part Lecture Series with Susan Aberth

LEONORA CARRINGTON: Surrealism & the Occult | Two Part Lecture Series with Susan Aberth

Friday March 28, 2014 - Saturday March 29, 2014

The Galveston Artist Residency is pleased to welcome Susan Aberth to the GAR gallery to deliver a two-part lecture series on the Surrealist artist, Leonora Carrington, and her relationship with the occult. The lectures will take place Friday March 28th and Saturday, March 29th beginning at 7pm.

The first talk, on Friday March 28th, gives an overview of the British Surrealist Leonora Carrington, telling of her relationship with Max Ernst, her incarceration in a mental institution during World War II, and finally her life in Mexico.  This lecture will be a mix of biographical documents and a survey of her work in various mediums such as painting, drawing, weaving, sculpture and fiction.

The second talk, on Saturday March 29th, will  trace Leonora Carrington's interest in various occult traditions such as Spiritualism, alchemy, astrology, tarot, the teachings of Gurdjieff , kabbalah, and various Celtic mythological beliefs.  This lecture will analyze certain key works in this light.

Susan Aberth is an Associate Professor of Latin American Art at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, upstate New York.  She is the author  of Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art published by Lund Humphries, London.  She has written numerous articles and art catalogues essays, and also teaches at Christie's New York and writes for their auction catalogues.

Both lectures are free and open to the public, and will begin at 7pm - please arrive early! Light refreshments will be served afterward.


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