Artist Robert Williams to Speak at LSU Union Theatre Nov. 13, Exhibition on Display in Union Art Gallery

10/24/2012 03:45 PM

BATON ROUGE – In conjunction with the upcoming “Poison for the Impressionable (Conceptual Realism): A Robert Williams Documentary Exhibition,” the LSU Student Union Art Advisory Committee, the LSU College of Art & Design and LSU School of Art are proud to announce a free lecture by artist Robert Williams in the LSU Student Union Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m.


Williams is best known as the founder of Juxtapoz magazine and the champion of the “low brow” art movement. He has made his mark on the artistic world by challenging the status quo of visual expression, while incorporating significant or unseemly undercurrents of American pop culture, such as violence, fast food, sexuality and nostalgia. His subversive, yet highly illusionistic and painstakingly rendered paintings are mirrors of the collective American psyche at the turn of the twenty-first century. Williams’ public lectures, filled with puns, self-deprecating humor and intelligent commentaries about the contradictory nature of the art world, are delivered with a riveting conciseness of language that is known to attract packed crowds.


Both Williams’ lecture – which is made possible through the College of Art & Design’s Paula G. Manship Lecture Series – and the exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the Union Art Gallery administrative office at 225-578–8256 or the gallery at 225-578–5162 after 10 a.m., or contact Kitty Pheney at


Weekday on-campus parking passes are available for the Visitor’s Center parking lot at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact the Visitor’s Center at 225-578-5030 for information. Metered parking is also available in front of the LSU Student Union from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weekend parking is free and easily accessible in front of the Union or in the adjacent Coates Hall parking lot.

Aaron  Looney 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012