Distinguished Alumnus Lecture: Inka Essenhigh

February 24, 2011

The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts is presenting  acclaimed artist Inka Essenhigh (MFA 1994 Fine Arts) in the latest installment of the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series on Thursday, March 3, 7pm, at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street.

Widely praised for her unique vision and color sense, Essenhigh is influenced by the surrealists, the symbolists and comic book art to create mystical landscapes populated by hybrid creatures. In the preface to a recent Art in America interview with the artist, Noah Becker wrote, “Essenhigh is masterful at drawing us into her paintings under the notion that we are in familiar territory, from which her work then pushes the viewer to re-consider the effects of distorted figuration and abstraction on our powers of recognition.” Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

Image: Inka Essenhigh, Green Goddess II, 2009, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York.

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