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Hartwick’s Barlow to Present Next Faculty Lecture

February 12, 2016

Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Art Richard Barlow will present “Reflected Trees and the Oriel Window,” the next installment of the 2015-16 Faculty Lecture Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, February 17 at 12:30 p.m. in Eaton Lounge, Bresee Hall, on the College campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

For several years, Barlow has made numerous artworks based on a single 19th Century photograph, “Reflected Trees,” by William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the silver negative photographic process. In the summer of 2014, the combination of a Jerome Foundation Travel and Research Grant and a Hartwick Faculty Development Grant allowed him to visit Lacock Abbey in England, the site of the original photograph.

While at Lacock, he took an original photograph that has become the source for recent work. In addition, he visited the copse of trees near his old childhood home in England. A series of photographs taken in the copse have led to another body of work, the most recent iteration of which is a 1,000-square-foot chalk drawing which will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

An artist, musician, and educator, Barlow received his M.F.A in Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota, MN, and a B.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. At Hartwick, he teaches all levels of drawing, painting and two dimensional design, and his classes cover foundational skills as well as conceptual and creative approaches.

He has exhibited nationally, most recently in the juried Drawing Discourse exhibition in Asheville, NC, and Deep End at the Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY. Recently one of his large wall installations, Pixelated Bromide, was installed as part of the permanent collection at the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, MN. Examples of his work can be found at

Throughout the Faculty Lecture Series, Hartwick professors discuss recent research in their fields, focusing on physics, politics, religion, art, economics, biology, psychology, and more. The presentations take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the academic year. Upcoming faculty lecture dates, presenters, and titles (subject to change) include:

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016: Professor of History Dr. Edythe Quinn, “After the Shooting Stopped: Black Civil War Veterans and Their Northern Communities”
  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. J. Jeremy Wisnewski, “We, the Dead: On Memory, Mortality, and Modest Immortality”
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016: TBD.

For more information, contact Eric Cooper, faculty development committee chair, at 607-431-4254 or