Exhibition Features Internationally Acclaimed Printmaker
“Juxtapositions: Prints by Michael Goro,” an exhibition featuring works by Chicago-based, internationally-known printmaker Michael Goro, is open through Saturday, March 5, at Augustana’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The juxtapositions of urban environments, architectural drawings and images from Old Masters serve as the basis for much of Goro’s imagery, reflecting his roots and upbringing in Soviet Russia.
“This is one of the most significant printmaking exhibitions that we have had in Sioux Falls,” said Scott Parsons, an Augustana professor who teaches printmaking.
Goro grew up in Leningrad where his architect father would take him every Sunday to the Hermitage Museum. Goro earned a bachelor’s degree from the Mukhina College of Art and Design in Leningrad and received his MFA from the University of Illinois. He has worked in Russia, Europe, Israel and the United States. His most recent artist residencies have found him working in China, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg and France.
Currently, Goro is based in Chicago where he also serves as the Program Chair of the Visual Communications Program at the American Academy of Art.
“My art is a continuous creative search for raw authenticity in urban environments and human forms that are constantly changing,” states Goro.
During his time at Augustana, Goro conducted a workshop with Augustana printmaking classes on Thursday, Feb. 10, and worked with students in the drawing classes on Friday, Feb. 11.
The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located on Commons Circle (30th Street and Grange Avenue), in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana College. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday noon to 5:00 p.m.
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