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William Wegman first established himself within the contexts of video and performance art in the 1970s. In conversation with Lori Zippay, director of Electronic Arts Intermix, a nonprofit resource for media art founded in 1971, he will comment on a selection of his early films and explain how they gave rise to and influenced his current artistic practice.
Raised in rural Massachusetts, Wegman has long been influenced by the landscape of New England, spending his summers in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine for the last three decades. A follow-up to the Museum's 2011 exhibition Edward Hopper's Maine, William Wegman: Hello Nature will once again examine the Maine landscape as inspiration, this time arguing its significance for an artist not commonly associated with Maine.
A reception in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art will follow the presentation from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.