The impact of technological and scientific advancements on visual culture is at the heart of artist Pedro Barbeito’s work
For immediate release:
Highlights from Barbeito’s painting career on view in Easton, Pa., through April 13
Lafayette College Art Galleries presents Pedro Barbeito, Paintings 2006-2018, February 8-April 13, at the Grossman Gallery located in Lafayette’s Williams Visual Arts Building, 243 North Third St. Easton, Pa.
The paintings in this exhibition, made between 1996–2018, reflect Pedro Barbeito’s interest in how technology and scientific innovation have informed art history and visual culture. By merging past and present forms of image making practices and genres he attempts to expand the semiotics of space while reflecting the complexity of contemporary culture. These pieces, selected from five of the different series he has worked on over twenty-two years, present a range of merged themes: sixteenth century landscape painting with video game landscapes; news media images with Golden Age comic books; scientific imagery with Conceptual Art practices; Cubism with digital editing software; Zero Group strategies with imagery and architectures derived from cosmology and particle physics.
Pedro Barbeito is assistant professor of art and director of Lafayette’s Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI), joining the faculty in fall 2017. Over the past 20 years he has exhibited internationally in fourteen solo exhibitions and participated in over 50 group exhibitions. Solo venues include Lehmann Maupin Gallery in N.Y.C.; Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefied, Conn.; Parra Romero Gallery in Madrid; and Galerie Richard in Paris. Barbeito has taught at Cornell University, Purchase College, Queens College, and Yale School of Art from which he received his MFA in 1996.
Lafayette is located in Easton, Pennsylvania, on the scenic Delaware River, 72 miles from New York City, and 60 miles from Philadelphia.
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Easton is served by Trans-Bridge Lines, a commuter bus from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City.
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All gallery lectures and exhibitions are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Lafayette Art Galleries.
Lafayette College Art Galleries and EPI receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.