The past few weeks I've been feverishly working to finish Lynn Lampert's order for a study of Max Beckmann's Synagogue. Lynn is CSUN Oviat Library's Interim Assoc. Dean, historian, and voracious reader. It was thrilling for me to deliver a crated painting to her Friday and we were both excited to see it hanging in her office by lunchtime. She has admired Beckmann's work since the 1990s, especially the St. Louis' Museums collection of this prolific German Expressionist. I was awed by the physicality of his technique and curious about the symbolism and realism I found copying his work. I'll write more about this in the week.
I also need to say how shocked and sad I am about the hazing victim at CSUN last week--I hope the fraternity is held deeply accountable in order to prevent more of these deaths..