Hubris Corpulentus is an exhibition opening next week in the URI Library Gallery. Art Hazelwood, a printmaker and painter from San Francisco, will be exhibiting his work from April 3-28. Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-midnight; Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. until midnight.Sponsored by URI Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee, URI Center for the Humanities, and University Libraries
There will be a panel discussion POLITICAL ART: TIMELY AND TIMELESS on Thursday, April 6, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m in the Galanti Lounge on the third floor of the University Library. A reception will follow.
Members of the panel are: David Berona, Director of the Lamson Library, Plymouth State University and scholar of woodcut novels; Art Hazelwood, printmaker and painter; Galen Johnson, Director of the Honors Program and Professor of Philosophy; Wendy Roworth, Chair and Professor of Art; and Bill Van Siclen, art reviewer/critic at the Providence Journal.
For information about Art Hazelwood:
http://www.arthazelwood.com/first-items/infopage.htm#ResumeHubris Corpulentus: Artist’s Statement Art Hazelwood
After it became clear that nothing would stop the US march to war in Iraq, and my frustration and powerlessness mounted the only course that seemed open was to channel despair into small concise statements. Engraving is a method of cutting the copper, brass or zinc plate with tools to create an image. It is a laborious process and one I taught myself during this project. The minuteness, obsessiveness and control required were the perfect match for my mood of focusing anger at a particular detail of the monumentally hubristic government that the US has become under this administration.