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Explore Shepard Fairey artwork at ‘Lunchtime Looks’

Water is the New Black

Shepard Fairey’s work will be the topic of the next Lunchtime Looks at the Art Museum of West Virginia University. 

Teresa Bowser, a senior multidisciplinary studies major, will present the free program on Fairey’s “Water is the New Black” at 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. The piece is part of the recently opened exhibition “Shepard Fairey: Work Against the Clampdown.”

WVU students, faculty and staff, and the general public are invited to bring a brown bag lunch to the Museum Education Center Grand Hall at noon and meet with other art enthusiasts to enjoy their midday meal. At 12:30 p.m., the group will move to the gallery for the 20-minute, in-depth look and audience members will have a chance to comment on the work of art and discuss their responses to Fairey’s thought-provoking work. 

The session will end by 12:50 p.m., so that those who need to get back to their offices will have plenty of time. Anyone who can’t get away for the entire hour is welcome to meet the group in the museum at 12:30 p.m. for the art presentation.

Bowser’s degree focuses are art history, arts administration and studio art. She began working at the at the museum as an assistant to the preparator in 2016 and has continued to work with the museum in visitor services. 

The Art Museum and Museum Education Center are located near the corner of Patteson Drive and Morrill Way at the Evansdale Campus North Entrance. Parking is available in short-term lots ST-1 and ST-9, with pay stations, one located near Patteson Drive and the other near the new Evansdale Crossing building.

For more information about the Lunchtime Looks program, contact the Art Museum of WVU at (304) 293-6825.

Image:

Shepard Fairey (American, b. 1970)

Water is the New Black, 2015

acrylic, stencil, silkscreen and collage on canvas

Courtesy of Jacob Lewis Gallery and the Artist