Berkshire photographer Kevin Sprague will present a lecture about his work at Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday, February 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is part of the new lecture series The Artist & The Photograph: Contemporary Perspectives, presented in conjunction with the Museum%u2019s current exhibition %u201CNorman Rockwell: Behind the Camera.%u201D Mr. Sprague will explore contemporary uses of photography, including digital composition and photographic narrative; a reception with the artist will follow. Admission to the event is $10, $7 for Museum members.
Kevin Sprague is a photographer, graphic designer, and visual artist living and working in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. He is the author or %u201CImagining Shakespeare,%u201D about his imaging work for the theatre; the graphic novel %u201CMuse;%u201D and the novel %u201CViewfinder.%u201D The owner of the design and marketing agency Studio Two, Mr. Sprague%u2019s images can be seen across media in collateral materials, posters, web sites, fine art collections, magazines and book covers. Past exhibitions include %u201CPostmarks,%u201D an evolving series of digital compositions featuring floral elements with antique correspondence; and %u201CTidal Forces,%u201D a 2004 collection of black and white prints exploring an imaginary intersection of water and architecture. Visit the artist%u2019s Web site: http://kevinsprague.com
The Artist & The Photograph: Contemporary Perspectives Saturday Series
February 27, March 27, and April 24, 5:30 p.m.
Explore contemporary pathways in photography, from assembled narration to the moving image. Upcoming lectures include: Kevin Sprague (February 27), Gregory Crewdson (March 27), and Jonathan Doster (April 24). All events include a reception with the artists following the lecture. For more information, contact the Museum at 1.877.861.2299.
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
On view through May 31, 2010
Find a fascinating parallel universe to Norman Rockwell%u2019s paintings in the meticulously composed photographs that informed his work. Based on the recently released book Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera and advances in the Museum%u2019s ProjectNORMAN digitization project, the exhibition pairs Rockwell%u2019s photographic references with original artwork to reveal, frame-by-frame, the creation of the artist%u2019s iconic paintings.
Hey everyone! I hope that you’ll consider coming to my talk at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA Saturday, Feb. 27th at 5:30pm. I’m going to be talking about my working process as a photographer and image maker with some commentary about the parallels between contemporary photography techniques and Norman Rockwell’s use of photos as resources for his paintings as described in the excellent, currently-running exhibition at the Museum “Behind the Camera”. I hope to be giving a sneak peak at the upcoming 2010 season illustrations for Shakespeare & Company that we’ve been working on the last couple of months as well as some discussion about my soon-to-be shipping book “Imagining Shakespeare”. Please come!