Artist Robert Williams to Hold Lecture at LSU Student Union Theater

11/01/2012 01:36 PM

BATON ROUGE – In conjunction with the LSU Student Union Art Gallery exhibit, “Poison for the Impressionable (Conceptual Realism): A Robert Williams Documentary Exhibition,” the Student Union Art Advisory Committee, the LSU College of Art & Design, and LSU School of Art are proud to announce a free lecture by 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 21st 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’ presentation and the “Poison for the Impressionable” exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit or call the Student Union Art Gallery administrative office at 225-578–8256, or the Student Union Art Gallery at 225-578-5162 after 10 a.m.


Visitors can park their vehicles at metered spacing in front of the LSU Student Union from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free parking passes for visitors can be obtained at the Visitor’s Center at the corner of Highland Road and Dalrymple Drive from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information on parking, contact the Visitor’s Center at 225-578-5030. Parking is free on the weekends.

Melissa  Foley 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Thursday, November 1, 2012