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RICHARD REDD: ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS
May 7, 2008 - July 27, 2008
Celebrating 50 years in the Lehigh Valley
Reception: Friday, May 16 from 5-7pm
This exhibition celebrates fifty years of Richard Redd’s art and life in the Lehigh Valley. It focuses on early works from the career of the prolific educator, painter and printmaker. Professor Redd served on the faculty of Lehigh University for 38 years, and was chairman of the Department of Art & Architecture for seven years. In addition, he has been an influential force in the Lehigh Valley art community.
Encaustic (hot wax) painting is an ancient technique used by Egyptians and Eastern Orthodox icon painters. Renewed interest in the durability of this ancient medium was noted at the recent College Art Association (CAA) annual conference, where its relevance spanned topics from mummy portraits to optical transparency in visual culture.
We thank our collaborator, Adrienne Redd, for her insightful comments and advice, and for the exhibition label text. Our appreciation is also to the LUAG staff and volunteers in helping to celebrate this milestone.
Ricardo Viera, Curator