Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Alex Lukas, Printmaking/Drawing
  • Lecture
  • 11/17/2011
  • 19:00-21:00
  • Spooner Hall
  • Host: Department of Visual Art, University Honors Program, Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Lecture takes place at The Commons / Philadelphia-based artist Alex Lukas is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Lukas works in highly detailed drawings and intricate Xeroxed 'zines. Lukas's imprint, Cantab Publishing, has released more than 35 small books and 'zines since its inception in 2001. His drawings have been exhibited in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Stockholm, and Copenhagen and have appeared in Swindle Quarterly, Proximity Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Village Voice, Philadelphia Weekly, Dwell Magazine, Juxtapoz, and The New York Times Book Review.

An alumnus of the now legendary Philadelphia artist-run Space 1026, Lukas's eclectic output demands diverse techniques and materials, including: watercolor, ink, acrylic, gouache, enamel, silkscreen, and spray-paint on paper. His works often draw upon a viewer's unease. With an acute faculty for incorporating politics and sociological dynamism, Lukas's work lends critical thinking to our understanding of cities in America. More information can be found on his website: http://www.alexlukas.com/.