The satirical wit and vivid imagination of Wisconsin-based printmaker Warrington Colescott will be featured in Lawrence University’s second annual summer exhibition series at the Wriston Art Center Galleries. “The Artwork of Warrington Colescott” opens July 15 and runs through Aug. 16.
The galleries’ summer series is designed to engage the Fox Valley
community in a conversation about artworks and artists of the Midwest.
With an international reputation for his innovative techniques,
Colescott has applied his unique interpretative skills to historical and
contemporary subject matter ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition
to the on-field dominance of the Green Bay Packers. Much of his work
explores themes centered around politics, the follies and horrors of
war, abuse of power and wealth and relationships between men and women.
In addition to highlights from Lawrence’s own permanent collection,
the exhibition also includes Colescott’s complete “History of
Printmaking” series, in which he blends historical information on the
development of printmaking techniques with his own humorous
interpretations of events.
A one-time political cartoonist and former professor at the
University of Wisconsin, where he taught for 37 years, Colescott, now
94, makes his home in Hollandale, Wis.
The Wriston Art Center galleries are free and open to the public
Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, noon – 4 p.m.; closed
About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college
of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory
of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was
selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2015 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.”
Engaged learning, the development of multiple interests and community
outreach are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its
1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.