Conversation: Celia Eberle Waiting for Robot

In-person Event | Celia Eberle & Dr. Leigh Arnold
September 24, 2022 11 a.m. 9/24/2022 11:00 AM 9/24/2022 12:30 PM

Celia Eberle’s Nasher Public installation addresses issues of power, propaganda, and the threat of manipulation through her installation of Waiting for Robot (2022), a giant robotic hand puppeteering a number of tiny dancing sculptures to a soundtrack of original techno music.

Join the artist and Nasher Curator Dr. Leigh Arnold in a conversation around these topics, the process and Eberle's work on view.

Registration is FREE for Nasher Members and students; $10 for non-members (includes museum admission). In-person and open to the public. Advance registration is suggested.  

About Celia Eberle

Celia Eberle grew up in the Piney Woods of East Texas. She received her BFA with Honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1974 and dates her professional career from her inclusion in Women of the Big State, juried by Lisa Phillips in 1986. Eberle began developing her theories regarding the interrelationship of behavior patterns, myth, and the persistence of images while a member of the historic co-op 500X Gallery from 1987-1992. She has had more than seventeen solo exhibits, and her work has been included in shows in Buffalo, New York; Portland, Oregon; and Chicago. She has garnered awards that include the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Individual Support Grant, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, the Nasher Sculpture Center Microgrant, the Dozier Travel Grant from the Dallas Museum of Art, and an M-AAA/NEA Fellowship. In 2014, she held a one person exhibit at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. In 2017 she was included in Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas at the Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, and To See is to Have at the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Public collections include the Dallas Museum of Art, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M. She believes that, in spite of our love of technology and progress, the basic character of the human experience remains essentially unchanged.


About Leigh Arnold

Leigh Arnold is Associate Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, where she curates temporary exhibitions and presentations of the permanent collection of modern and contemporary sculpture. In addition to Lynda Benglis, Arnold has  previously curated Elmgreen & Dragset: Sculptures, the first major U.S. museum exhibition of work by the artist duo, and Sightings: Anne Le Troter, the French sound artist’s first exhibition in North America and her first work in the English language. Arnold is currently working on a historical reinterpretation of land art that focuses on women who were involved in the movement. She received her Ph.D from the University of Texas, Dallas in 2016, where she wrote on Robert Smithson’s unfinished projects in Texas.

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