DECONSTRUCTING ROY LICHTENSTEIN
Oct. 10 thru Nov. 21, 2019
Reception Thurs. Oct. 17, 4:30 - 6:30pm
The Taber Art Gallery is open to the public and
located through the HCC Campus Library lobby
in the Donahue Bldg.
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10am - 5pm during regular school sessions, or by appointment. For more info visit:
http://thetaberartgallery.blogspot.com, or call: (413)552-2614
Artists Statement – David Barsalou MFA
Deconstructing Roy Lichtenstein is an extensive,
internationally recognized art history research project.
It began in 1979 while a student at Hartford Art School.
Presented in large-scale digital format, this exhibition
presents a comparative analysis of Pop Artist Roy
Lichtenstein's paintings with the original source images he
copied from 1960's comic books... Focusing exclusively on
Lichtenstein's use of 'Love and Romance' imagery from
1961 to 1965. Deconstructing Lichtenstein recognizes the
numerous artists Lichtenstein swiped without giving
proper credit or compensation. While Roy Lichtenstein
became rich and famous, the original comic book artists he
ripped-off received nothing.
Former long-time visual arts educator, David Barsalou
maintains a studio in Chicopee, Massachusetts where he
presently resides. Barsalou earned a BFA and MFA from
Hartford Art School. Since retirement, Barsalou spends all
of his time writing, researching, and making Art.
Whamm! Blam! Lichtenstein and the Art of Appropriation,
is an upcoming Documentary Film by Director James
Hussey - featuring David Barsalou's research on artist Russ