Monday, October 24, 2022
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
By David Katzenstein and Susan Hendricks
Held at Connecticut College, Oliva Hall, Cummings Art Center.*
Parking available at Connecticut College South lot or Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
Reflecting on the depth and breadth of Barkley L. Hendricks’ (1945-2017) artistic output, this illustrated lecture discusses Hendricks’ photographs and the ongoing project to archive and celebrate the artist’s work as a photographer. Hendricks, who taught studio art at Connecticut College from 1972 to 2010, is perhaps most celebrated for his portraits, which present a powerful and influential vision of modern Black identity, but his artistic output was far broader. Using his camera as a “mechanical sketchbook” to document people, places, and moments of visual interest, Hendricks exhibited some of his photographs as independent works of art, while others provided building blocks for the artist’s large-scale portrait paintings. A Q&A will follow the lecture.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and by the Department of Art History and Architectural Studies at Connecticut College. The Lyman Allyn is organizing Barkley L. Hendricks in New London, an exhibition opening in late May 2023 that focuses on place, community, and teaching in the artist’s career.
Image above: Barkley L. Hendricks in his State Street, New London studio, undated. Photo: ©Estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
About the speakers
Susan Hendricks graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in art history. She worked at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum for 17 years. She was the director of the ALVA Gallery in downtown New London. Susan administers the estate of Barkley L. Hendricks and is the Managing Director of the Barkley L. Hendricks Photography Archive.
David Katzenstein, a fine art photographer based in New York City, graduated from Connecticut College in 1976. During his junior and senior years he studied photography independently with Barkley L. Hendricks for four semesters. His book RITUAL was published in July of this year, and he is the managing editor of the Barkley L. Hendricks Photography Archive.