Artist Moe Brooker
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
York College will host talks by graphic designer Paul Sahre and artist Moe Brooker, who will serve as jurors for the upcoming Annual Juried Student Exhibition, on March 12 and 13.
A reception for Sahre will begin at 5 p.m., March 12, in the lobby of Evelyn and Earle Wolf Hall; his gallery lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. A reception for Brooker will begin at 4:30 p.m., March 13, in Wolf lobby; his talk will begin at 5 p.m. in DeMeester Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
Sahre is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times and author of “Leisurama Now: The Beach House for Everyone,” a look at a short-lived product of the early 1960s consumer optimism: affordable middle-class summer homes. He designs and prints posters -- some of which are in the permanent collection at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum -- for various off-off Broadway theatres. He also designs book covers for authors such as Rick Moody, Chuck Klosterman, Ben Marcus and Ernest Hemingway.
Sahre established his New York studio in 1997. While consciously maintaining a small office, he has built a large presence in American graphic design. The balance he strikes between commercial and personal projects is evident in the physical layout of his workspace: part design studio, park silkscreen lab, part classroom. Sahre received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Kent State and teaches graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He lectures extensively all around the world and is a member of Alliance Graphique International.
Brooker is a 2010 recipient of the Hazlett Memorial Award for the Pennsylvania Artist of the Year. He has an extensive exhibition record including more than 30 solo exhibitions; he has also exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Denmark, Brazil and China. Brooker is represented by June Kelly Gallery in New York and Sande Webster Gallery in Philadelphia. His paintings can be found in many major collections, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Cleveland Museum of Art; the Studio Museum of Harlem; the Musées de Montbéliard, France; and Musée des beaux-arts du Canada in Ontario.
Brooker has been an artist and teacher for 40 years. He has taught at the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Cleveland Institute of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Parsons School of Design. He is currently Chair of Foundation and Professor of Fine Arts and Foundation at Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, and a visiting critic at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.