Director, Arcadia University Art Gallery, and Curator, "Pati Hill: Photocopier"
From 1957 to 1989, artist and writer Pati Hill lived in the borough of Stonington, Connecticut. There she produced some of her most groundbreaking projects using an 800-pound office copier on loan from IBM, courtesy of designer Charles Eames. Her images of everyday objects and a suite of prints depicting a dead swan she found on the neighborhood beach may be seen in the touring exhibition "Pati Hill: Photocopier" on view at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum through March 4.
Torchia’s lecture will address Hill's life as a writer and artist in Stonington and the relevance of her work to contemporary audiences. Copies of Hill's Slave Days (1975), produced with the support of James Merrill, will be available along with the exhibition catalog.
Hosted by the LaGrua Center in Stonington, CT. Co-presented by the Stonington Historical Society, the James Merrill House, and the Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
The lecture is free and open to the public. Reception to follow.