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Eudenbach Letter in The New Yorker

Peter Eudenbach, assistant professor of art at Old Dominion University, wrote a letter that appears in the July 21 edition of The New Yorker magazine in response to a June 23 article written by Judith Thurman.

In the letter, Eudenbach comments on how John Singer Sargent, an American painter of the late 1800s, managed to convey "the same insight about cave painters and their invention of visual language through his famous painting 'El Jaleo'" several decades before Pablo Picasso, the subject of Thurman's article.

Eudenbach, a conceptual artist who uses sculpture, installation, video and multiples to explore the history of ideas while playing with our expectations of the commonplace, joined the ODU art department in 2003.

Eudenbach's sculpture has been shown at the Sarah Bowen gallery in Brooklyn and Exit Art in New York. His videos have been shown in New York City at Ocularis, the Rotunda Gallery and Rooftop Films, and internationally at Transmedia :29:59 in Toronto, the Future of Film Conference in Lisbon and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria. He was a recipient of the 2007 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship.

The New Yorker article can be read online at http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/letters/2008/07/21/080721mama_mail3

This article was posted on: July 21, 2008

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