Evoking cool waters and their curious inhabitants, Teresita Fernández' "Stacked Waters" and Thomas Glassford's "Siphonophora" are the first works of art to greet those entering the Blanton's soaring
Evoking cool waters and their curious inhabitants, Teresita Fernández’ “Stacked Waters” and Thomas Glassford’s “Siphonophora” are the first works of art to greet those entering the Blanton’s soaring Rapoport Atrium. Much beloved by visitors, the two works resonate conceptually even though conceived separately by different artists. Curators Carter E. Foster and Veronica Roberts will discuss the works’ meaning in the context of each artist’s career, how they came to the Blanton, and how immersive installations have gained particular prominence in recent decades. Educator Siobhán McCusker will relate how the works are used to explore a variety of topics during gallery teaching.
Summon memories of beach holidays and sea views with our cocktail/mocktail suggestion for the week!
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About our Speakers
Carter E. Foster is Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Blanton Museum of Art, the University of Texas at Austin. He previously held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has written extensively on the history of drawing and contemporary drawing practice, as well as on the work of Edward Hopper and Ellsworth Kelly.
Veronica Roberts joined the Blanton in 2013 as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Among the exhibitions she has organized are: Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser, and Ed Ruscha: Drum Skins. Prior to working at the Blanton, Veronica worked at the Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Siobhán McCusker joined the Blanton Museum of Art in early 2015 as the museum educator for the university audience. She works with faculty, staff, and students — from all departments, colleges, and schools — to custom-design gallery experiences that use artworks to activate curricular-connections as well as skills development. She is an artist and educator from South Africa with a diverse arts background which informs her gallery teaching. Prior to living in Austin, she was as an adjunct lecturer in both the Fine Art and History of Art Departments at the Wits School of Art, University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg. Previously, she held curatorial/artist collaborator positions at the Goodman Gallery and David Krut Projects — both at their Johannesburg locations. She has an MA(FA) from the Wits School of Art, South Africa.
(Tuesday) 5:00 pm