Norman Lundin: Inside/Outside

November 19, 2011 – January 22, 2012

Norman Lundin is a highly regarded Seattle painter and professor emeritus from the University of Washington who creates exquisitely rendered paintings and drawings of still lifes and landscapes. An exhibition of Lundin’s work opens on Nov. 19, 2011 and continues through Jan. 22, 2012, in the Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery. Organized by Director John Olbrantz, the exhibition includes approximately 30 works from public and private collections throughout the region.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif. in 1938 and raised in Chicago, Ill., Norman Lundin received his BA degree from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1961 and his MFA degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1963. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study the work of Edvard Munch in Norway in 1963 and accepted a full time teaching position at the University of Washington in 1964, where he taught until his retirement in 2004.

For the past 40 years, Norman Lundin has focused on still life and landscape. He is particularly interested in light and how it defines and gives character to interior and exterior spaces, whether they are quiet still lifes of paint cans and empty rooms or simple landscapes of country roads and frozen lakes. He intends his work to be seen as a theatrical stage and for light to articulate the void. As the artist has commented, “The less you have, the more important what is there becomes.”

Norman Lundin will discuss his life and career in an illustrated lecture on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Roger Hull Lecture Hall; a preview reception will follow from 6–8 p.m. in the lobby and Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery downstairs. Admission to his lecture is complimentary.

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