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Landscape Painting Now Book Launch and Panel Discussion

Wed, Apr 17, 2019
7 pm

Floor 1, Whitney Shop

Join us for the Landscape Painting Now book launch and panel discussion with artists Verne Dawson, Lois Dodd, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Matthew Wong, and author and moderator Barry Schwabsky.

“In the twenty-first century, landscape painting is thriving,” writes Schwabsky in Landscape Painting Now, a wide-ranging survey that makes a powerful argument for the vitality of the genre. Schwabsky, art critic for The Nation and primary author of the book, will moderate a discussion with five of the artists represented in Landscape Painting Now. They will speak about the continued relevance of landscape painting in their own work and the culture at large, addressing how the genre can reflect the present—our increasingly digitally-mediated existence and imminent environmental collapse—with urgency.

Featuring more than 400 reproductions, Landscape Painting Now is the first book of its kind to take a global view of its subject, featuring more than eighty outstanding contemporary artists—both established and emerging—whose ages span seven decades and who hail from twenty-five different countries. Schwabsky’s text traces the history of landscape painting from its origins in Eastern and Western art to its transformation in the twentieth century and its present flourishing. Rounding out the book are shorter texts by art historians Robert R. Shane, Louise Sørensen, and Susan A. Van Scoy introducing each artist.

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