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Lothar Osterburgh Next Speaker for Visual Art Series

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Photographer/printmaker Lothar Osterburg will give a presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Lounge in the Angel College Center at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.  This event, which is part of this year's Visual Artists Series, is free and open to the public.

Working with small constructed models and the technique of photogravure, Osterburg brings to realization his own imaginings of a romantic, ideal universe. Some of the most common images of his work include sailboats, spacecrafts, rushing water and barren arctic landscapes that depict freedom in travels to unknown lands juxtaposed with the reality that the scenes are staged and created in the artist's studio. 

Professor Diane Fine, chair of the art department, along with a committee of art students, helped plan Osterburg's visit to the campus.

"We were attracted to the playful character of Lothar's work and the fact that his work spans a variety of art media including photography, sculpture and printmaking," said Fine.

Osterburg's work has been widely exhibited in Europe, Japan and the United States.  He has collaborated with artists such as Lee Friedlander, Sol LeWitt and Wayne Thiebaud. He has received numerous awards including fellowships from the MacDowell Colony in 1996, 1997 and 2002, the Virginia Center of Creative Arts in 1999 and the New York Foundation of Arts in 2003.

Osterburg was born in Braunschweig, Germany. He currently lives in New York City. He serves on the faculty of Colombia University, Bard College and The Cooper Union.

The Visual Arts Series is sponsored by the Student Association and the Campus Arts Council.

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