British sculptor Phyllida Barlow employs commonplace materials—wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard, and strips of colorful cloth or tape—in extraordinary, monumental, ramshackle, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms.
The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture, and design.
Phyllida Barlow’s towering, bulky accumulations of matter, as the artist puts it, “elbow their way into the room,” filling the space and looming over viewers.” Recent projects at the Tate Britain in London and the New Museum in New York have showcased the prodigious talents of the now 70-year-old Barlow, who, after a distinguished teaching career at the Slade School of Art in London, is finally enjoying the broad international recognition her work has long deserved.
Barlow speaks in conjunction with a major exhibition of her work at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Organized by the Nasher’s Chief Curator Jed Morse.
Tyler Green is the producer and host of The Modern Art Notes Podcast, America's most-listened to program about art. He is also writing a biography of artist Carleton Watkins that will detail the leading role Watkins played in the emergence of Westerners as major contributors to post-Civil War American culture, science and more. It will be published by University of California Press. Previously, Green edited and wrote Modern Art Notes, the first and most prominent single-author website about art. In 2014, the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA-USA) awarded Green and Modern Art Notes one of its two inaugural awards for art criticism. The award included a citation for The MAN Podcast.
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