Photography by Tom Uttech
December 3, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Landscape painter and photographer Tom Uttech, whose Black and White Photographs are currently on display in the Merwin Gallery, will deliver an artist’s lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 in room 218 of the Joyce Eichhorn Ames School of Art Building (6 Ames Plaza West, Bloomington).
The lecture is free and open to public.
Since 1972, Quetico Provincial Park and other Canadian North Woods locations, where Uttech shot a decade’s worth of film, have inspired his prolific work.
In an interview, the artist said, “The first trip to Quetico was more of a photography trip that led to paintings. As I remember it, I went up there with cameras and really intended to use that as a place to make photographs of. The first 20 trips or so were only photography trips, and it was only later that the memory of that place extruded itself into the paintings.”
A professor for more than 30 years, Uttech taught at the Arkansas Art Center in Little Rock and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.
For additional information, contact Carmen Lozar, director of the Merwin and Wakeley Galleries, at (309) 556-3391.
Contact: Teresa A. Sherman ’09, (309) 556-3181