"Lee Friedlander At Work"


  • Ongoing: until Sunday, December 11, 2005
  • Sunday: 12:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am
  • Wednesday: 10:00am
  • Thursday: 10:00am
  • Friday: 10:00am
  • Saturday: 10:00am
  • Where: Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence
  • Cost: Free
  • Age limit: All ages

For the past five decades, Lee Friedlander has chronicled the American social and cultural landscape. Friedlander, one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, is known for his keen depictions of the worlds of jazz, of television, of urban landscapes and deserts, and of family. And throughout his prolific career, Friedlander has acknowledged the largely anonymous worker, making inventive pictures of the familiar, humdrum, yet overriding role of work in America.On view this fall at the Spencer Museum of Art, Lee Friedlander At Work comprises those images of Americans on the job. The exhibition, which opens Sept. 10 and will remain on view through Dec. 11 in the Kress Gallery, presents photographs Friedlander made over a sixteen-year period, from 1979 to 1990, his lens bearing witness to a paradigm shift in nine-to-five America. Through six photographic series that were commissioned by museum curators, magazine editors, foundations, and businesses, Friedlander explores the saga of the American worker. These images not only witness and document the radical change in the American workplace from blue collar to desktop, but also invite us to appreciate Friedlander's profound contribution to photography through one constant thread, the ubiquitous universe of work.The exhibit includes works by KU professors Earl Iverson and Luke Jordanand KU students Justin Betzold Riley, Mary McGuire, Erik Austin Heironimus, Matthew Allyn Friesleben, Adam W. Driggers.Outdoor Work Space preview activities:Joan Stone's advanced choreography class:Mon., Sept. 12, 12:30-2 pmWed., Sept. 14, 12:30-2 pm. Mon., Sept. 19, 12:30-2 pm. Wed., Sept. 21, 12:20-2 pm.Thurs., Sept. 22, 5:00-5:30 pm Fall Showcase eventOutdoor Work Space schedule:Friday, Sept. 23, noon-1pm - Lunch on the Lawn, Kansas Union Dining staffTues., Sept. 27, 10 am noon Lawrence Humane Society pets for adoption, Midge Grinstead, DirectorTuesday, Sept. 27, 1pm - Janine Colter, Da Shop, hair braidingThurs., Sept 29, 10 am 4 pm Kaw Valley QuiltersTues., Oct. 4, 10am-noon Mike McCaffrey, Mike's Bikes (vintage motorcycles)Tues., Oct 4, 1-4 pm. Joanne Bergman, The Upholstery ShopWed., Oct. 5, 3-4 pm. KU Freshman Honors Tutorial, Sarah Crawford-Parker, Assistant Director, KU Honors ProgramThurs., Oct. 6, 11 am noon - Bishop Seabury Academy choral rehearsal, Carol Dewar, directorThurs., Oct. 6, 1 4 pm Walt Hull, blacksmithTues., Oct. 11, 10am-noon John McCaffrey, BitterSweet Floral and DesignTues., Oct. 11, 1-4pm Kip Haaheim, composer, KU Dept. of Music and DanceWed., Oct. 12, 10 am 4 pm Gould/Evans Architects, Steve ClarkWed., Oct. 19, 10 am 4 pm Dave Werdin Kannecott, sculptor Thurs., Oct. 20, 11 am noon Jim McCrary, poetThurs., Oct. 20, 1-4 pm. Diana Dunkley, artist, Introduction to Conceptual ArtFor a full listing of related events go to: www.spencerart.ku.edu

This event was posted Aug. 29, 2005 and last updated Sept. 16, 2014


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