Berkshire Community College (BCC) announces a new installation in Koussevitzky Art Gallery entitled “The Body Politic” by artist Suzanne Lacke. The installation, on view Friday, November 19 through Monday, December 20, explores the body, clothing and the urban scene with both boldly colored paintings and soft-hued sketches. Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm.
Lacke, a resident of Salisbury, Connecticut, lived for forty years in Berkeley, California, where she painted, taught and exhibited her artwork. She instructed a variety of art classes at two California community colleges as well as at the University of California, Berkeley. Beginning with a focus on figure drawing and the human form, her interests expanded to the world outside the studio.
I began drawing and painting people on the streets, in restaurants, libraries, on public transportation, in meetings, and almost anywhere I saw them,” Lacke says. “I loved drawing their coats and shoes and pocketbooks. I loved seeing how everything looked; how styles changed, how clothes hung on bodies.”
Lacke holds an MFA from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She also studied at the Art Students League in New York and at the New York University arts program in Madrid, Spain. She has held many solo and group exhibitions and has authored several publications and articles. For more information on the artist, visit www.suzannelacke.com.
“The Body Politic” the body, clothing and the urban scene
Show dates November 19 – December 20 in the Koussevitzky Art Gallery