POSTPONED Dunkerley Dialogue with Francesca DiMattio and Mimi Hellman

an abstract and geometric painting titled White Umbrella that features various objects like disco balls, a white wire chair, an eagle, a white umbrella, and more. The objects are clustered in the center part of the painting with architectural line drawings visible in the background
Francesca DiMattio, White Umbrella, 2007, oil and acrylic on canvas, 72 3/8 x 55 x 1 5/8 inches, Tang Teaching Museum collection, 2015.14

This event has been postponed, check back later for updates.

Join us for a Dunkerley Dialogue with artist Francesca DiMattio and Mimi Hellman, Associate Professor of Art History at Skidmore College and Department Chair.

Dunkerley Dialogues are made possible by a generous gift from Michele Dunkerley, ’80.

This event is free and open to the public.

About the Speakers

Francesca DiMattio (born 1981) is an American artist born and based in New York City. She makes paintings that weave spaces using architectural, design, cultural, and historical references. Patterns, textures, and imagery combine to forge a logical cohesion from apparently disparate and chaotic elements. Larger mural works on canvas have been displayed in the Saatchi Gallery in London, Locust Projects in Miami, Salon 94 Bowery in NYC, and the ICA in Boston. Through painting and the hybridizing of art and craft she has introduced a new dialogue with the past that has enlivened the contemporary world art scene. She received her BFA from the Cooper Union and MFA from Columbia University of the Arts in 2005.

Mimi Hellman is the Charlotte Lamson Clarke ’53 Chair in Art History and the Faculty Liaison to the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College. Her courses address visual cultures and built environments in Europe and North America in the early modern and modern periods. Her scholarship explores the roles of paintings, furnishings, and interior design in the construction of social identities in eighteenth-century France. She holds a PhD from Princeton University and has been the recipient of fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown, MA).

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