IN CONVERSATION: Amy Sherlock and Judith Tannenbaum on BETTY WOODMAN moderated by Kyle Dancewicz, SculptureCenter Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm
IN CONVERSATION: Amy Sherlock and Judith Tannenbaum on BETTY WOODMAN
Moderated by Kyle Dancewicz, SculptureCenter
Thursday, December 8, 7:00pm
Please join us at 7 PM on Thursday, December 8 at SculptureCenter for Amy Sherlock and Judith Tannenbaum on Betty Woodman, a conversation discussing the artist’s life and work during the 1990s, a crucial period in her career. Woodman (1930–2018) is recognized not only as one of the most important artists to work in ceramics—and one of those most responsible for its inclusion in contemporary art historical discourse—but also as an iconoclastic figure whose advances in several mediums made her a major voice in postwar American art. She transformed the functional history of clay into a point of departure, engaging in bold formal experiments in which she acknowledged the central role of the vessel even as she deconstructed, reassembled, and expanded upon it.
In this program, writer Amy Sherlock, who interviewed Woodman for Frieze in 2016 on the occasion of her solo exhibition at ICA London, will speak to the artist’s experimentations with ceramic-based art, which fused the boundaries between sculpture and painting. Judith Tannenbaum, curator of three exhibitions of Woodman’s work at RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island (2005); ICA Philadelphia (1992); and Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania (1985), will touch on major milestones in Woodman’s career, underscoring her influence on postwar American art. The conversation will be moderated by Kyle Dancewicz, Deputy Director at SculptureCenter.
The panel coincides with Betty Woodman: Conversations on the Shore, Works from the 1990s, a major solo exhibition of the artist’s work that brings together thirteen important ceramic sculptures from the ’90s, currently on view at David Kordansky Gallery, New York through December 17.
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