Guest Curator Bartholomew F. Bland, Executive Director of Lehman College Art Gallery, CUNY, converses with #HRMNeoVictorians artist Camille Eskell, to explore exoticism in art in the 19th century and today. Eskell, who was raised in New York as “the third girl in a turbulent Iraqi Jewish family from Bombay” will discuss how these influences have had an impact on both her perceptions and her work.
Eskell is an award- winning artist with an MFA from Queens College/CUNY whose work has appeared most recently in “Between I and Thou” at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art and the Lockhart Gallery at SUNY Geneseo.
The Museum's current exhibition, “The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour” examines the contemporary revival of interest in ornamental lushness and dedication to craft that once defined the style of the Victorian era, with works of art from more than 20 contemporary artists that conceal pointed social commentary beneath seductive surface techniques.
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