The Lawton Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will present its next exhibition, “Andy Warhol Photographs,” Thursday, Oct. 10-Thursday Oct. 31 in Theatre Hall on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive. An opening reception will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, featuring an introductory talk by Lawton curator Stephen Perkins at 5 p.m.
The Warhol exhibition features a selection of Polaroid and silver gelatin photographs that were part of a recent gift to UW-Green Bay from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
Many of the Polaroid photographs are preliminary studies for silkscreen portraits, and the black-and-white works include portraits and other miscellaneous subjects that caught Warhol’s attention. Both sets of works attest to Warhol’s busy social and professional life, as well as a curiosity about the world that he obsessively explored through the medium of photography.
The Oct. 10 opening will include a reception portrait event, during which UW-Green Bay alumni Jason Houge and Kayla Bauer will present a photo-portrait performance that involves portraits of gallery visitors becoming part of the exhibition.
Located in Room 230 of Theatre Hall, the Lawton Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday during fall and spring semesters. All gallery events are free and open to the public.