The New York Academy of Art presents Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers in conversation with Eric Fischl on Wednesday, November 18 at the New York Academy of Art. 111 Franklin Street, 6:30 PM, free & open to the public.
Scott Avett (B. 1976, Wyoming) was raised in North Carolina. He is one of the lead singers and founding members of the band The Avett Brothers. His painting career began in 1999 while attending East Carolina University under the advice of painter Leland Wallin. Avett’s mediums include illustration, printmaking, painting, sculpture, songwriting, recording and performing. He owns his own gallery in Concord, North Carolina and showed at the Envoy Gallery in New York in 2008.
Eric Fischl (b. 1948, New York City) is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. He attended Phoenix College and earned his B.F.A. from the California Institute for the Arts in 1972. His paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints have been the subject of numerous solo and major group exhibitions and his work is represented in many museums, as well as prestigious private and corporate collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modem Art in New York City, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, St. Louis Art Museum and many others. Fischl has collaborated with other artists and authors, including E.L. Doctorow, Allen Ginsberg, Jamaica Kincaid, Jerry Saltz and Frederic Tuten. Fischl is also the founder, President and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition of 150 of some of America’s most celebrated visual artists, musicians, poets, playwrights and filmmakers is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts.