Conversation with David Opdyke and Lawrence Weschler

Nov 3, 5:00PM – 6:30PM

Join artist David Opdyke and cultural critic Lawrence Weschler for a conversation about Opdyke's piece, This Land, on display at Weinberg/Newton Gallery, starting November 3, 2019 through February 1, 2020.

When David Opdyke wanted to address climate change in his work, he found the perfect medium in vintage, hand-tinted postcards. Using their idyllic views of American landscapes as a canvas, Opdyke added apocalyptic painted imagery, from out of control fires to menacing beasts and written messages of doom. Five hundred of these miniature melodramas, organized into a crumbling mosaic, form his critically acclaimed artwork, This Land.

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Presented in partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival and the Institute for the Humanities at the University of Michigan, this event follows the Chicago Humanities Festival event David Opdyke: This Land, which takes place on November 3 at Columbia College, 3-4pm. More info about that event can be found here.