National Gallery of Canada Magazine – Art in Embassies presents the Contemporary Conversations Lecture Series featuring Eric Fischl – The third in the Art in Embassies, U.S. Embassy Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada public dialogues will feature internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor Eric Fischl. Hailed as one of the most influential figurative artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, Fischl is well-known for the way his work conveys psychological nuances that characterize the various stages of life.
In conjunction with the discussion, a life-size translucent cast acrylic version of Fischl’s iconic Tumbling Woman sculpture will be temporarily displayed at the National Gallery from 4 – 14 September, and then at the U.S. Embassy until 23 October. Expressing the vulnerability of the human body, Tumbling Woman was first created in response to the events of 9/11, as explored further in this NGC Magazine profile: http://www.ngcmagazine.ca/artists/the-private-the-personal-and-the-public-in-the-art-of-eric-fischl
In conversation with National Gallery Director and CEO, Marc Mayer, Fischl will discuss his work and artistic approach to themes of private reflection, personal expression and public memorial.
Eric Fischl photograph by Ralph Gibson.