Eric FIschl discussing art with a PC student

Entering its 15th year, Phoenix College (PC) and PC alumnus Eric Fischl are proud to welcome Carroll Dunham as this year’s Eric Fischl Series guest artist. The Fischl Lecture Series has become a premier art event for the community. The lecture series provides a venue for individuals to gather with college and university students, educators and art enthusiasts in an open discourse about art and its place in our culture and society.

As part of the event, Phoenix College student artwork selected as “best in show” from pieces submitted to the Student Art Exhibition are displayed in the Phoenix Art Museum’s Great Hall. Eric Fischl and guest artist Carroll Dunham will select two or three students to receive the prestigious Vanguard Award, which includes a cash prize, and will be presented prior to the guest artist lecture.

The annual Eric Fischl Series will be hosted at the Phoenix Art Museum on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Whiteman Hall. You can RSVP to the event here

  • 5:30 pm - Student Art Exhibition & Reception
  • 7 pm - Vanguard Awards & Guest Artist Lecture by Carroll Dunham

Guest artist Carroll Dunham lives and works in New York and Connecticut. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at international institutions including Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Millesgården, Stockholm; Drammens Museum, Drammen, Norway; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, in New York.

An article in Art in American Magazine reports that Dunham has “built a graphic world of ‘nameable things’ – in a purposeful evasion of subtlety, an attempt to purge a subject of its nuance and reduce it to an essential visual archetype” [Ross Simonini].

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