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Citadel News Service
10 Feb 2012

Artist Robert Lange to lecture and exhibit at The Citadel

Charleston artist and gallery owner Robert Lange will give a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16 in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel.

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Charleston artist Robert Lange took an eight-inch chrome ball with him everywhere he went. He then photographed his reflection in the ball against the various backdrops of his life. These reflected images became the subject of his new exhibit. Source: http://www.robertlangestudios.com/
Lange will discuss the creative process behind his latest exhibition, “The Observer,” which is currently on view at Robert Lange Studios at 2 Queen St. A complementary exhibition of behind-the-scene photographs, entitled “The Making of The Observer,” will be on view in Capers Hall Lobby on lecture night. A reception will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

For the past few months, Lange took an eight-inch chrome ball with him everywhere he went. He then photographed his reflection in the ball against the various backdrops of his life. These reflected images became the subject of his new exhibit. This collection of 20 eight-inch circular paintings was meticulously painted to appear as if the canvases are also spherical. Each painting is hung in a custom floating mahogany frame.

Born in 1980, Lange began painting at a young age. When applying to colleges, Lange pursued mathematical studies. After attending Northeastern University on a full math scholarship for two years, he decided to follow his passion for art and transferred to Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). After he graduated in 2004, Lange opened his gallery, Robert Lange Studios in Charleston.

Lange’s original artistic focus was hyper-realist painting, particularly of people. With time, his subjects became more surreal. Lange’s work has been nationally recognized and internationally collected. He has been featured in numerous magazines, including the covers of “American Art Collector” and “Art Magazine,” and a feature in “New American Paintings.”

This lecture and exhibition are made possible through the generous support of Robert Lange Studios, The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Brawley Fine Arts Fund.

 

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