Join the Art History Department at UIC as they welcome David Getsy to Gallery 400 for a public lecture. Getsy presents "Approximate Invisibility: Sexuality and Gender in Dan Flavin's Dedications," an exploration of artist Dan Flavin's use of the homosexual as the allegory of problematic visibility.
Getsy is a Distinguished Professor of Art History and Chair, Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute. He received a PhD from Northwestern University in 2002. His publications include Rodin: Sex and the Making of Modern Sculpture (2010), Body Doubles: Sculpture in Britain, 1877–1905 (2004), and Scott Burton: Collected Writings on Art and Performance, 1965–1975 (2012) He has been awarded the Clark Fellowship, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts; Getty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship; Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (Dartmouth College); Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellowship; Kress Fellowship (Courtauld Institute of Art); and SAIC Faculty Member of the Year (2007). He also serves as Chair of the Editorial Board of The Art Bulletin.