November 18 – January 23, 2011
Opening reception is Nov 18, 2010, 7-8:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Members Gallery talk 6:15.
For three years in the early 1990s, photographer Laurie Lambrecht worked with pop artist Roy Lichtenstein as he prepared for a major retrospective exhibit.
A series of her photographs, From the Studiio of Roy Lichtenstein — which provides a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the 21st century’s most renowned artists — is featured in the Atelier Gallery at the Griffin Museum November 18 through January 23.
Some of the images are taken from a distance and show the artist quietly working. But most of Lambrecht’s photographs feature his muses, which inspired Lichtenstein from the pages of newspapers and scrapbooks. His big, bright, and bold works are like a larger-than-life comic strip.
Lichtenstein’s career began in the 1960s among the likes of Andy Warhol. Decades later, at the end of his career, Lambrecht and Lichtenstein dug through archives and unearthed old materials for the retrospective. She used the visual stimulation to make her own art.
Lichtenstein died in 1997, but his work lives on in museums, books, and homes around the world.
Lambrecht, of New York City, is an internationally known artist and photographer who has specialized in wedding photography the past 10 years. She has shot weddings around the world and her work has appeared in the New York Times and major wedding magazines. Her fine art photography has been exhibited in New York, London, and Los Angeles galleries.
Her beginnings in photography were at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY. Currently, she is involved in an extensive project documenting the works of theater director Robert Wilson.
See more of Laurie Lambrecht at Victoria Munroe Fineart, 161 Newbury St. Boston, MA 02116 from November 4, 2010 – December 4, 2010 www.victoriamunroefineart.com.