VAS Lecture: Peter Plagens: PAinting: in a 21st-century niche
San Francisco, CA 94133
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides a forum for engagement and dialogue with major figures in international contemporary art and culture. Through lectures, screenings, and performances, the series creates intimate connections between SFAI and the public, and invites individuals to contribute to the spirit of curiosity that drives the SFAI community.
SFAI Social Hour: Join the SFAI community for informal social gatherings to each VAS lecture. SFAI Café, 6-7pm
Peter Plagens’s abstractions celebrate playfulness and reject the idea of impurity while navigating the concept of good-looking art. Plagens has shown with the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, and was the art critic for Newsweek (1989–2003). He is the author of Sunshine Muse: Art on the West Coast (1945–1970), Moonlight Blues: An Artist’s Art Criticism, The Art Critic (2012), and Bruce Nauman: The True Artist (2014). He currently writes the bi-weekly art review for The Wall Street Journal.
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