Lecture Series

CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ROBERT STORR

Robert Storr received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1972 and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1978. He was curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1990 to 2002, where he organized exhibitions on Elizabeth Murray, Gerhard Richter, Max Beckmann, Tony Smith, and Robert Ryman, in addition to coordinating the Projects series from 1990 to 2000. In 2002 he was named the first Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Mr. Storr has also taught at the CUNY graduate center and the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies as well as the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, New York Studio School, and Harvard University, and has been a frequent lecturer in this country and abroad. He has been a contributing editor at Art in America since 1981 and writes frequently for Artforum, Parkett, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London). He has written numerous catalogs, articles, and books, including Philip Guston (Abbeville, 1986), Chuck Close (with Lisa Lyons, Rizzoli, 1987), and the forthcoming Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois. Among his many honors he has received a Penny McCall Foundation Grant for painting, a Norton Family Foundation Curator Grant, and honorary doctorates from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Maine College of Art, as well as awards from the American Chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, a special AICA award for Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Art Criticism, an ICI Agnes Gund Curatorial Award, and the Lawrence A. Fleischman Award for Scholarly Excellence in the Field of American Art History from the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art. In 2000 the French Ministry of Culture presented him with the medal of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. He is currently Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and was the commissioner of the 2007 Venice Biennale, being the first American invited to assume that position. Mr. Storr was appointed professor of painting/printmaking and dean of the School of Art in 2006.

  • Date & Time

    January 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- BILLY SULLIVAN

Billy Sullivan (American, b. 1946) lives and works in New York City and East Hampton, NY. He graduated from the New York High School of Art and Design in 1964 and the School of Visual Arts in 1968, and has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1971. Although best known for his portraits and still lifes executed with oil paint, pastels, watercolor and ink, Sullivan is also a photographer who has been capturing images of life in New York, and of his own family and friends, since his teenage years.

Sullivan’s art is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Parish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY; the Denver Art Museum; and The Ellipse Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Portugal, among many other public and private collections. His work was included in 2006 Whitney Biennial, and in 2007 his first museum survey was exhibited at Guild Hall of East Hampton. Sullivan was recently included in Open Windows, curated by Carroll Dunham for the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in 2012; and in Glam! The Performance of Style, at the Tate Liverpool in 2013. In 2014 he mounted two solo exhibitions—Time after Time at Freymond-Guth Fine Arts in Zurich, and Blush at Sabine Knust Gallery in Munich. He is represented by Kaufmann Repetto in Milan, Sabine Knust Gallery in Munich, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts in Zurich, Texas Gallery in Houston, and Susanne Hilberry Gallery in Detroit.

  • Date & Time

    January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- ERIC HEIST

Eric Heist is an artist who works in multiple media exploring the effects of power upon individuals and the contradictions that exist between group and individual interests. Past installations have addressed military, religious, corporate, and economic systems through video, sculptural objects, and works on paper. Installations are thematically organized and individual works represent different perspectives on a singular topic that acquire meaning through accumulation. Recent exhibitions include Biosphere2, a solo exhibition presented at Field projects, New York and at Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston, Texas, Foundations, a solo exhibition at Schroeder Romero/Shredder, NY, UStrust, a solo exhibition at Schroeder Romero, Candy Factory, a collaborative project with Genesis P-Orridge, at Team gallery, New York and Centre of Attention, London. His work has been included in exhibitions at Participant, Inc., Max Protetch, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, White Columns, Clementine, NY, Mixed Greens, NY, Roebling Hall, NY, Elizabeth Vallaix Gallery, Paris, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY, among others. He is a founder since 1986 and current director of Momenta Art, a not for profit gallery in Brooklyn, NY. He has taught at New York University, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and The Cooper Union, in New York. His work has been reviewed by Holland Cotter and Roberta Smith of the New York Times, William Powhida in The Brooklyn Rail, and Christian Viveros-Fauné in Art in America, among others. He received a New York Foundation of the Arts award in 2003.

  • Date & Time

    February 4, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- PHONG BUI

Phong Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator (former curatorial advisor at MoMA PS1, 2007 to 2010). He is also the Co-Founder, Publisher/Editor-in-chief of the monthly journal the Brooklyn Rail and the publishing press Rail Editions, as well as the Host/Producer of Off the Rail on Art International Radio, a board member of the Third Rail of the Twin Cities, the Miami Rail, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, and the International Association of Art Critics United States Section. He was the honoree of Nurture Art Award (2009), the CUE Foundation (2012), and Art in General (2014).

As a visual artist, his numerous installations have won the Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Eric Isenbeurger Annual Prize for Installation from the National Academy Museum (2003). Of his 45 curatorial projects since 2000, particularly noteworthy are In March We Remember: Thoughts about Peace in Time of War, The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York (2006); Jonas Mekas: Being Together with Friends Quartets (2007), Jack Whitten (2007), Joanna Pousette-Dart (2007), and Robert Bergman: Selected Portraits at MoMA PS1 (2009); Exquisite Fucking Boredom: Polaroids of Emma Bee Bernstein, Microscope Gallery; Ron Gorchov: Recent Paintings, Cheim & Read, NY (2012); Come Together Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Blood Flames at Paul Kasmin Gallery; Migration to the Interior at Red Bull Studios (2014). Upcoming projects are: an anthology of the Brooklyn Rail interviews; Occupy Rail, an endeavor to encourage and support motivated individuals in local cities to create their own Rail publication; Haunting Intimacy: Small Paintings in Discourse at School of Visual Arts Gallery.

  • Date & Time

    February 11, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- FAIRFAX DORN

Fairfax Dorn is the co-founder and artistic director of Ballroom Marfa, a non-profit cultural art space dedicated to exploring varied perspectives and issues through the visual arts, film, music and performance. Since 2003, Fairfax has been responsible for the artistic and programmatic vision of Ballroom Marfa, producing an annual program including visual arts, music, performance and film. Over the last eleven years, Ballroom Marfa has been dedicated to commissioning new work and led to the creation of over 100 new artworks including: 2003’s performance and installation Vault by Maria Jose Arjona; 2005’s contemplative sculptural work Pyramids of Conscience by Agnes Denes; 2008’s gallery-wide immersive installation, Hello Meth Lab In the Sun by Jonah Freeman, Justin Lowe and Alexandre Singh; 2009’s new body of work as part of the residency and exhibition Two Face by Aaron Curry and Thomas Houseago, 2010’s commissioned film, Irrigación by Teresa Margolles, as part of In Lieu of Unity; and an environmentally conscious interactive installation, A People’s Archive of Sinking and Melting by Amy Balkin as part of Carbon 13.  In 2005, under her leadership as executive director, Ballroom Marfa in collaboration with Art Production Fund, co-produced Prada Marfa by Elmgreen & Dragset. She is also the co-founder of the Marfa Dialogues, an inclusive public forum which utilizes art to address the pressing issues of our time. Fairfax is currently a board member for Judd Foundation, New York, NY and Marfa, TX; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Triple Canopy, Brooklyn, NY; Bunker259, Brooklyn, NY and the Centre Pompidou Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

 

  • Date & Time

    February 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- MELISSA MEYER

Painter, Melissa Meyer received both a BS and an MA from New York University, and currently lives and works in New York City. Meyer squeezes out a lot of saturated color in her paintings, engaging the picture plane flat up against the surface, as well as deep into the distance. They balance intense movement within the order of the grid. Meyer gestures are fluid, almost calligraphic, but they suggest something like skeins or tangles of yarn, which have more dimension than what calligraphy would imply.

Meyer lengthy exhibition history includes solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York; Holly Solomon Gallery, New York; Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, and Galerie Renee Ziegler, Zurich, Switzerland. Meyer's development has been surveyed in two traveling exhibitions - one originated at the New York Studio School and the second at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. Her works have been included recently in group exhibitions at The Jewish Museum, New York; Texas Gallery, Houston; Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York and the National Academy of Design in New York, an organization of which she is a member.

Meyer has completed public commissions in New York, Tokyo and Shanghai. Meyer work is included in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum and many other public and private collections across the United States. Meyer was awarded a Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock Krasner Foundation, and a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation. Meyer is represented by Lennon Weinberg Gallery in New York.

  • Date & Time

    March 18, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- SAMUEL JABLON

Samuel Jablon (B. Binghamton, NY 1986) is an artist/poet. He moves between different methods of creating, practicing, and doing. For Jablon poetry is always in the background, his practice is rooted in the tension of words and materiality. Jablon's work has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, BOMB Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews, and others. His past projects, readings, performances, and exhibitions have been presented at the Museum of Modern Art; Socrates Sculpture Park; The Queens Museum of Art; The DUMBO Arts Festival; White Box Art Center; Show Room Gallery; Hunter College; The Children's Museum of Art NY; The Howl Festival; Lodge Gallery; the Center for Book Arts, and Freight + Volume Gallery. He received an MFA from Brooklyn College, and a BA from Naropa University.

  • Date & Time

    March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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CRITICAL DIALOGUES SERIES- PAUL LASTER

Paul Laster is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist, and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor for ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at FLATT Magazine, Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, and artBahrain. He was the founding editor of Artkrush.com and Artspace.com; started The Daily Beast's art section, and was previously art editor of Flavorpill.com and Russell Simmons OneWorld Magazine. He is a frequent contributor to Time Out New York, Art in America, Modern Painters, ArtPulse, New York Observer, ArtInfo.com, and OnVerge.com and has written for Interview, Paper, Flash Art, Newsweek, Bomb Magazine, 99percent.com, Avenue, Tema Celeste, amNew York, and Artnet.com. In the late-'80s, Laster was an Adjunct Curator of Photography at PS1 Contemporary Art Center, now MoMA PS1.

  • Date & Time

    April 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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    Tyler Auditorium- B004
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