Dusk to Dusk: Interdisciplinary Panel
7- 8pm : The Samek Art Gallery (3rd Floor Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University)
Reception to follow
The Samek Art Gallery is pleased to announce an academic collaboration of artists and scholars on the evening of November 7th. Dusk to Dusk: Unsettled, Unraveled, Unreal an exhibition of haunting beauty and a phantasmagoria of objects brings to light many underlying themes, despite its dark, chilling mood. Concepts of the abject, personal isolation, political repression and collective mania are all present, each presented in unique forms.
The interdisciplinary panel will bring together scholars and artists whose expertise, interests and interpretation of such topics parallel the concepts found within Dusk to Dusk.
The Samek is pleased to announce artist Matthew Day Jackson, whose piece High, Low, and In Between, 2007 is currently on view in the exhibition, will be in attendance. Jackson is an American artist whose work explores the forces of creation, growth, transcendence and death through visions of its failed utopia. The panel will be held in the middle of the main gallery, allowing for Jackson to make connections between his work and those around him in the context of the show.
Bucknell English Literature professor, Harold Schweizer will partake in the discussion. He teaches courses in modern poetry, literary theory, holocaust studies, representations of suffering, and the comparative humanities. Also joining the discussion is Associate Professor of Comparative Humanities, John Hunter. Of the multiple topics Hunter addresses in his classes, one course entitled, “Brain, Mind and Culture” looks at problems like the constitution of the self, free will, consciousness from philosophical, cultural and neuroscientific points of view. Both faculty members bring to the classroom what Dusk to Dusk awakens in the gallery; the examination of life through the scope of many interdisciplinary fields ranging from the psychological to nature.
After the panel, please join us for a reception of drinks and light fare in the Samek Art Gallery.