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UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB present Gerhard Richter Painting

Gerhard Richter Painting
as part of the series ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM

When: Sunday, May 5, 3:00PM

Location: Pollock Theater, UC Santa Barbara

Tickets: (805) 893-3535 or www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu

Press Information (MEDIA ONLY): (805) 893-3494 or karna.hughes@sa.ucsb.edu
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UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB present Gerhard Richter Painting, a captivating look at the reclusive abstract painter, on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. the UCSB Pollock Theater. The screening is part of the ART | ARCHITECTURE ON FILM, a film series revealing the stories behind some of the most fascinating art, artists and architects of our time.

One of the world’s greatest living painters, Gerhard Richter has spent over half a century experimenting with a tremendous range of ideas and techniques in his enigmatic artwork. Directed by Corinna Belz, this fly-on-the-wall documentary released in 2011 provides one of the first glimpses inside the notoriously reclusive artist’s studio in decades, including rare archival footage and intimate conversations with Richter’s critics and collaborators.

In Gerhard Richter Painting, the 79-year-old German painter thrillingly creates abstract masterpieces before our eyes, revealing his ingenious process as he mixes layer upon layer of bold colors, smears the paint with a giant squeegee and scrapes away at the canvas.

The Los Angeles Times praised the film as “mesmerizing,” while The Hollywood Reporter called it “a must-see… one of the most important living painters shows how he does it.”

Tickets to Gerhard Richter Painting are $10 for the general public and $5 for all students with a current student ID. Admission includes a complimentary post-screening reception for those ages 21 and older.

For tickets or more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or purchase online at www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

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