Feature Articles

January Issue 2002

Clemson University's Lee Gallery in Clemson, SC, to Exhibit Works by H. A. Sigg

This winter, the Rudolph E. Lee Gallery at Clemson University in Clemson, SC, will host an exhibition of recent work by contemporary Swiss artist Hermann Alfred Sigg on view Jan. 14 through Feb. 22, 2002. The first comprehensive survey of his work from the last decade to be seen in the US, this exhibition includes nearly 50 paintings, collages and sculptures in the artist's bold abstract style.

The work of H.A. Sigg has been exhibited regularly in Switzerland but his art remains largely unfamiliar to American audiences.

H. A. Sigg: Recent Work, curated by Margaret Mathews-Berenson, showcases paintings from the series, In the Land of the River and In the Middle Realm. The exhibition also includes a selection of sculptures from found material and 18 small-scale collages.

As part of the exhibition, Mathews-Berenson will present a public lecture on the works of Hermann Alfred Sigg Jan. 17, at 4pm in room 100 of Lee Hall.

Born in Zurich in 1924, Sigg spent his childhood in the nearby village of Oberhasli, where he resides today. After studying at the School of Applied Art in Zurich with former Bauhaus master Johannes Ittens, Sigg attended the Académie André Lhote in Paris, immersing himself in French art and culture.

H. A. Sigg: Recent Work is funded by a grant from the Friends of Lee Gallery, Pro Helvetia and the Arts Council of Switzerland.

For more information check our SC Institutional Gallery listings or contact Denise Woodward-Detrich at 864/656-3883.

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