July 15 - August 16, 2015
Wriston Summer Exhibition Series: The Artwork of Warrington Colescott
The satirical wit and vivid imagination of Wisconsin-based printmaker Warrington Colsecott will be featured in Lawrence University’s second annual summer exhibition series at the Wriston Art Center Galleries. The galleries’ summer series is designed to engage the Fox Valley community in a conversation about artworks and artists of the Midwest.
With an international reputation for his innovative techniques, Colescott has applied his unique interpretative skills to historical and contemporary subject matter ranging from the Lewis and Clark expedition to the on-field dominance of the Green Bay Packers. Much if his work explores themes centered around politics, the follies and horrors of war, abuse of power and weatlth and relationships between men and women.
In addition to highlights from Lawrence’s own permanent collection, the exhibition also includes Colescott’s complete “History of Printmaking” series, in which he blends historical information on the development of printmaking techniques with his own humorous interpretations of events.A one-time political cartoonist and former professor at the University of Wisconsin, where he taught for 37 years, Colescott, now 94, makes his home in Hollandale, Wis.