John Himmelfarb's paintings and prints on view at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery

Image: John Himmelfarb printThe paintings and prints of Chicago native John Himmelfarb will be on display from Tuesday, Sept. 18, through Wed., Oct. 10, in Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery, Loyola Hall, Room 17. The exhibit opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; a lecture follows at 6 p.m.

Himmelfarb has had several solo exhibitions in New York City, Paris and New Zealand. His work is included in major museums throughout the nation including: the Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and many others. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Awards, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation award and an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship.

Of his work Himmelfarb says, "What I really like is putting paint on anything, making marks, moving, changing things, reusing my daily experience to create a sense of order about my chaotic world.... Of course I hope that my efforts to draw something organized out of my interactions with literature, music and industry; trees and language; numbers and maps; and everything and everybody else that bumps into me during the night and day will resonate with a few other people."

Gallery hours are Mondays from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.; and Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. For information call Frances Hynes, gallery director, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.

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Posted on August 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 34

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