Robert Enright on Eric Fischl
Saturday, November 30 @ 2pm
Barbara Edwards Contemporary, Toronto
is pleased to present a lecture on Eric Fischl and the current exhibition by Robert Enright, Senior Contributing Editor for Border Crossings magazine.
Considered one of the most insightful thinkers on contemporary culture in Canada, Robert Enright first interviewed Eric Fischl in 1985 for Canadian Art magazine when his exhibition, mounted by the Mendel Gallery in Saskatoon, was touring to Europe and the U.S. Subsequently, Enright has written about Fischl's work for various international catalogues, as well as in Border Crossings
and the Globe & Mail
. He was selected by the Smithsonian Institute to interview Fischl for the Archives of American Art. Along with Arthur C. Danto and Steve Martin, he is also the author of the monograph Eric Fischl, 1970 - 2007
, published by Monacelli Press in New York, now in its second edition.
Eric Fischl has also been interviewed in the pages of Border Crossings on Pierre Bonnard, Pierre Matisse and Max Beckmann, as well as part of a conversation with April Gornik and Steve Martin on the state of contemporary art and irony in 2000. In 2010 he was interviewed in Winnipeg as part of the My City's Still Breathing Conference
Robert Enright is also a Professor and University Research Chair in Art Theory and Criticism in the School of Fine Art and Music at the University of Guelph. In 2005 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.
Reception to follow.
Please RSVP by November 29 as space is limited.
T 647 348 5110
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