Join us for a free screening and post-film Q&A with artist Alan Magee and the film's co-director, David Berez.
Best known for his captivating realist paintings, artist Alan Magee also creates works that delve into the darkest aspects of human nature. His arresting images which comment on corporate greed, on cruelty and gun violence, and on civilian and military victims of war seem at odds with his serene paintings of nature and found objects, but through his distinctive visual language and interconnected themes, Magee suggests that these dual realms are inseparably interwoven.
Shot on location, from Pemaquid Point, Maine, to the streets of Berlin, Alan Magee: art is not a solace explores the artist's subjects, locales, and the historical sources which have sustained his work for five decades. Through his paintings, sculptures, monotypes, music and short films, Magee invites viewers to travel with him through the veiled recesses of human experience—and back into the affirming light of day.
This event is organized by the Colby College Art Department, with additional support from the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Colby Arts Office, and the Colby College Museum of Art.
Tuesday, March 7