Come join Kaplan Family Library and First Year Experience on October 11th when local artist Joseph Radoccia will provide insight into his artistic renderings during his presentation Becoming Elders.
Joseph Radoccia’s paintings have meandered from medium to medium but have remained consistent in representing various forms of intimacy. In his latest series, Becoming Elders, intimacy with the subject is expressed through large scale portrait paintings. Becoming Elders began as an homage to artists and peers from the LGBTQ community who embraced and fostered Radoccia as he developed his artistic career. The enormous scale of the portrait paintings is striking, and represents themes of visibility and prominence of LGBTQ peoples in society.
Radoccia’s work is included in the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art permanent and study collections. In August and September of 2018, Radoccia’s work was on view at the Coburn Gallery at Ashland University in Ohio as well as in Kingston, NY through his solo exhibition: Becoming Elders: Portraits of LGBTQ elders. A selection of the LGBTQ Elder Portraits will be exhibited at the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts for the Fall Invitational Art Exhibition.
Please join us on October 11th at 4pm in the Hudson Hall Auditorium at Mount Saint Mary College to hear more about the origins and continuing evolution of Becoming Elders. For further information about this event, please contact Christopher Neyen, Assistant Professor of Art and Graphic Design. We look forward to seeing you at this event.