Saturday, February 9, 2013, 2 pm
Stephanie Barron / Curator Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
Thomas Houseago / Artist
Arlene Shechet / Artist
In celebration of the opening of Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
, the Nasher has invited scholars and friends of the late Ken Price to speak about his work, vision, and legacy. Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art at LACMA and curator of the exhibition, will lead the conversation with artists Thomas Houseago, and Arlene Shechet.
For more than fifty years, Ken Price created remarkable and innovative works that have redefined contemporary sculpture practice. From his luminously glazed ovoid forms to his suggestive, molten-like slumps, Price’s work transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture. Price procured a cult following among critics and scholars since the 1960s, including Lucy Lippard, who declared in 1966, “It is a fact rather than a value judgment that no one else, on the east or west coast, is working like Kenneth Price.” The sculptural retrospective on view at the Nasher honors the late artist’s creativity, originality, and revolutionary art practice.
Please email 360RSVP@nashersculpturecenter.org