Artist Dan Addington to Give Lecture at Judson University on November 8
(Elgin, IL - October 21, 2013) Artist Dan Addington will give a lecture at Judson University at 4:30 p.m. on November 8 in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin.) Addington’s lecture is part of the Judson University School of Art, Design and Architecture Lecture and Exhibition Series. The event is free and open to the public. A collection of Addington's work, called "The Care of Memory," is on display in the Draewell Gallery of the Harm A. Weber Academic Building from October 9 to November 8.
Addington has lived and worked in Chicago since 1992 after receiving his MFA in painting from Illinois State University in Bloomington/Normal. He received a BA with a double major in art and theater from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, and a Masters in Art and Art History from Arkansas State University. He is the owner and director of Addington Gallery in Chicago.
Addington's work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions across the United States, and is represented by The Rymer Gallery in Nashville, Aliya|Linstrum Gallery in Atlanta, Malton Gallery in Cincinnati, and Oglvie/Pertl in Chicago.
Addington's paintings often include combinations of anatomical imagery, romantic symbolism, and religious iconography. The works are created using a variety of materials that emphasize the paintings as visceral objects with an evocative physical presence. Often, these materials are meant to recall and engage the physical body, and with the accompanying image, evoke a meditational response from the viewer. Through a mixed use of painterly languages, these works explore the nature of mortality, express a sense of loss, and address mankind's desire to locate spiritual meaning.
For a full schedule of the School of Art, Design and Architecture Lecture and Exhibition series, visit JudsonU.edu/ Undergraduate/ArtDesign/Lecture_and_Exhibition_Series.