Visiting Artist Lecture: Builder Levy
february 25, 2016 7:00pm - february 25, 2016 8:00pm
Visiting Artist Builder Levy will give a lecture at the Fine Arts Building.
New York-based photographer Builder Levy will present a public lecture on Thursday, February 25 in room 249 Fine Arts Building, in association with his exhibition Appalachia USA now showing in the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (February 12 – March 27, 2016). The exhibition includes Levy’s photographs of life in coalfield Appalachia over more than four decades.
Levy, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow, creates hand printed gold-toned gelatin silver print and platinum print photographs that blend fine art, social documentary, and street photography “to produce works of power and beauty.” Levy’s work is in more than eighty collections including the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, International Center of Photography, Brooklyn Museum, The Ringling Museum of Art, and Victoria and Albert Museum. His photographs have appeared in more than two hundred exhibitions, including more than fifty one-person shows. The High Museum of Art included him in Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956–1968.
This Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture is funded through a grant administered by the Council on Culture & Arts for Leon County.