New York-based artist Diana Al-Hadid creates complex sculptures that push the limits of their physical properties to create a sense of precarious balance and impending collapse. Her work has gained international attention, including recent solo exhibitions at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Murcia, Spain; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; and Nevada Museum of Art, Reno. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including grants from The Joan Mitchell Foundation; Nimoy Foundation; Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation; and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She also received the Nucci Award and was a USA Rockefeller Fellow and a Fellow in Sculpture, NYFA. She is represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.
Gregory Volk is a New York–based art critic and curator. A contributing editor for Art in America, his articles, essays and reviews have appeared in many publications, including Parkett and Sculpture. Volk has curated numerous exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad, and holds the position of Associate Professor at the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00 pm
2012/13 STUDIO CONVERSATIONS
Diana Al-Hadid and Gregory Volk
Image: Diana Al-Hadid, Suspended After Image, 2012, wood, steel, polymer gypsum, fiberglass, high-density foam, plaster, paint, 282 x 204 x 126 inches (716.3 x 518.2 x 320 cm). Commissioned by the Visual Arts Center in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Image courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery. © Diana Al-Hadid. Photo Credit: Robert Boland.
GRADUATE STUDIES MFA IN STUDIO ART
The annual Studio Conversations series, presented by Moore College of Art & Design, feature leading artists and critics who discuss artistic issues and practice across media and international boundaries. Supporting Moore’s MFA in Studio Art, which includes an international residency and international visiting guest faculty, the conversations are intended to address the emerging globalization and internationalization of the art world and what this means for artistic practice in the 21st century.
Presented in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore
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