Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective
February 9 - May 12, 2013
“…a dazzling show” – Time Magazine
“…a spectacular exhibition” – The New York Times
“Ken Price is one of the great American sculptors of the last half century.” – Los Angeles Times
For more than half a century, the remarkable ceramic works of Ken Price (1935-2012) redefined contemporary sculpture, although for many years they were not exhibited widely. This exhibition, planned with the artist before his death in February at the age of 77, offers visitors to the Nasher an unprecedented opportunity to see a wide range of Price’s sensuous, richly worked objects, often glazed with brilliant and unusual colors. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Ken Price Sculpture will debut there this fall before traveling to the Nasher Sculpture Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Renowned architect Frank O. Gehry, a longstanding friend of Price’s, designed the exhibition installation with the artist. Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with essays by exhibition curator Stephanie Barron, Phyllis Tuchman, and Dave Hickey, as well as an extended interview with the artist by MaLin Wilson-Powell.
||In celebration of the opening, don't miss the 360 Speaker Series: Ken Price panel on February 9 at 2 pm, featuring Stephanie Barron, senior curator of modern art at LACMA, in conversation with artists Thomas Houseago, and Arlene Shechet.
This exhibition is made possible through major grants from the LLWW Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and The Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation. Generous support for the catalogue was provided by The Shifting Foundation and Friends of Contemporary Ceramics.
Ken Price, Balls Congo, 2003. Fired and painted clay 22 x 18 x 18 in. Linda Schlenger. © Ken Price. Photo © Fredrik Nilsen.