Above: Artist Matthew Ritchie. Photo by Nancy Palmieri.
Thursday, November 19 7 PM
MCASD La Jolla, Sherwood Auditorium. Get Directions (Google Maps)
Members: Free / General: $7; Free to UCSD Students, Faculty, and Staff
For many years, University of California, San Diego and MCASD have partnered to bring contemporary artists to San Diego through the annual Russell Lecture program. The Russell Foundation was established in the will of Betty Russell, one of MCASD’s founding docents and a long-time supporter of UCSD. She specified that funds from the foundation should help “foster the appreciation and study of the modern visual arts and creativity of young artists” through support to the Museum and the University.
This year’s Russell Lecturer is renowned and influential artist Matthew Ritchie, who engages vast bodies of knowledge with a multiplicity of media and approaches. Cosmologies, myths of origin, the Big Bang, the role of dark matter, and other unknowable conditions extrapolated from trusted evidence are but a few of the sources that Ritchie explores through his multi-layered installations that include painting, drawing, sound, projected images, and sculptural environments. In addition to this public lecture, Ritchie will have a chance to meet and interact with students in UCSD’s Visual Arts Department, as part of the Russell Foundation program.