William Wegman and His Weimaraners


Artist William Wegman, accompanied by his famous Weimaraners, will present a slide talk on his work at The Strand Theatre as part of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art's Tuesday Talk series.

An important pioneer in video art, William Wegman created a series of short videos between 1970 and 1978, which are now considered classics in the field. He began experimenting with the new medium in earnest in 1970, while living in Southern California, where he taught for a year at California State College, Long Beach. Working concurrently with other early West Coast video artists as Bruce Nauman and John Baldessari, Wegman perfected a deadpan humor and absurdist logic in his videos that came to define much of the West Coast conceptual art of this period. It was in Long Beach that Wegman acquired his first Weimaraner, Man Ray, who became an active participant in the early videos and an iconic presence in the artist’s career.

Born in 1943, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, William Wegman is one of the best-known and most highly regarded artists of his generation. He received a BA from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from the University of Illinois, Urbana. With homes and studios in both New York and Rangeley, Maine, he continues to make videos, to take photographs and to make paintings and drawings.

Immediately following the talk, a reception for the artist will take place at CMCA, adjacent to The Strand Theatre, at 21 Winter Street. The exhibition, William Wegman: Reel to Real, featuring the artist's early videos and related drawings, is on view at CMCA through October 22, 2017.

Show Dates & Times:

7/25/17 - Tuesday

5:30 pm,

$10/CMCA and Strand Members, $15/Advance, $20/Day of Show. Handling fee applies to online and phone sales. DOORS OPEN AT 4:45pm.

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