ICS lecture discusses theatrical side of painting

For Immediate Release:  March 27, 2014

Jason Godeke

BLOOMSBURG— Jason Godeke, associate professor of art and art history at Bloomsburg University, will discuss how incorporating theatrical elements has improved his art on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. His lecture, “Theatricality in Painting,” will be held in the Warren Student Services Center, room 004.

For the past few years, Godeke has taken his work out of the studio and painted through the direct observation of a landscape. These landscapes act as backdrops for his own troupe of “actors” in the form of miniatures and figurines.

According to Godeke, the stillness quality of the landscapes combined with the freely moving figurines and objects brings unpredictability and meaning into his creative practice. He will discuss how these theatrical elements come together when he creates a narrative.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.