Art and Crime
March 13-April 13, 2008, Rothman Gallery
Lithographs by Jose Cuevas and sculpture by Frank Bender
"Art and Crime" showcases an 11-lithograph suite by Mexican artist Jose Cuevas. The suite belongs to a College Collection portfolio entitled "Crimes by Cuevas" and is a gift of Dr. Edward Diamond '49.
Cuevas' work presents a panormaic view of crime from Jack the Ripper to Van Gogh at Arles. Born in Mexico City in 1934, Cuevas opened the Prisse Gallery there in the early 1950's. He exhibited works at the Pan American Union in Washington, D.C. and throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Cuevas taught at the Universidad Iberoamericano, and his work is in the collections of museums in the U.S., France, Peru, Venezuela, and Columbia.
The lithographs are accompanied by an installation of forensic sculpture and mixed media works by Philadelphia artist, Frank Bender. During the April 4, reception, Bender will present a slide lecture regarding his work with law enforcement as a forensic artist reconstructing three-dimensional images of unidentified victims and fugitive criminals.
A First Friday with the Friends reception will also feature a lecture, "Representations of the Criminal," delivered by the Charles A. Dana Professor of Sociology, Joel Eigen.
First Friday with the Friends Reception and Artist's Talk: April 4, 2008, 4:30-7 p.m., Rothman Gallery. "Representations of the Criminal" lecture to follow Bender's Artist's Talk.