On the occasion of the current exhibition, Barbara Rossi: Eye Owe You! DePaul Art Museum welcomes former Rossi students Diane Simpson, Rebecca Morris and Magalie Guerin to discuss their work and the influence of Rossi’s teaching.
Rossi has been an important teacher to generations of students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since she began teaching there in 1971. Many of Barbara’s students fondly remember her “show and tell” sessions that prompted them to examine what, how, and why certain things piqued their visual interest. Quite simply, she taught them how to look.
In the panel discussion, Simpson, Morris and Guerin, whose abstractions all point back to the physical world in one way or another, will reflect on the role observation plays in each of their practices.