Exhibition Features Internationally Acclaimed Printmaker
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
“Juxtapositions: Prints by Michael Goro,” an exhibition featuring works by Chicago-based, internationally-known printmaker Michael Goro, is now open at Augustana’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. A gallery reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. During the reception, Goro will discuss his art during a gallery talk, which will begin at 6 p.m. The reception, and the exhibit, are free and open to the public.
Goro will also give a gallery talk at Noon on Friday, Feb. 11, for the campus community.
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 will conduct a workshop with Augustana printmaking classes on Thursday, Feb. 10, and will work 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.