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Strange & Magical Beasts: Etchings by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick, "Norwhalis," color etching with aquatint and chine collé, 37/40, 1994

Tony Fitzpatrick, "Norwhalis," color etching with aquatint and chine collé, 37/40, 1994

Date and Time

Monday, December 10, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Location

  • Russel H. Kirkhof Center Gallery, Russel H. Kirkhof Center

Description

Tony Fitzpatrick was born in 1958, and raised in and around Chicago as a member of a large middle class Irish Catholic family. His father worked as a burial vault salesman, and often took Tony along to appointments around the city when he was suspended from school. Drawing was a pervasive part of his life, and he’d sketch anything that caught his eye. He graduated from Montini Catholic High School in 1977, untrained in the arts.

Over the years, Fitzpatrick spent time as boxer, bartender, actor, waiter and tattoo artist. These experiences, coupled with an insatiable appetite for drawing, had a profound effect on his work. This exhibition features 21 etchings by the artist. They are drawn out of a recent gift of over 120 works on paper to the GVSU permanent collection. Filled with strange and magical beasts they draw on his childhood imagination, Catholic upbringing and immersive experience in street culture.

Strange & Magical Beasts: Etchings by Tony Fitzpatrick will be on display until March 1, 2019.  For more information visit our website!

Information

gvsu.edu/artgallery

Contact

Art Gallery, 616-331-2563

Category

Recurring:

This event also occurred on 11/2/2018, 11/5/2018, 11/6/2018, 11/7/2018, 11/8/2018, 11/9/2018, 11/12/2018, 11/13/2018, 11/14/2018, 11/15/2018 and 66 others

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