Storm King Art Center at Parsons School of Design to present DAVID SMITH: ARTISTS RESPOND

Primo Piano II, 1962 Steel, painted and bronze 85 x 158 x 15 in. (215.9 x 401.3 x 38.1 cm) The Estate of David Smith. Art © The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Photograph by Jerry L. Thompson

Set your calendar reminders and purchase tickets: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Parsons Art & Design History & Theory welcomes artists Corin Hewitt and Erin Shirreff in conversation with Sarah Hamill in the Bob and Sheila Hoerle Lecture Hall/Hoerle Lecture Hall @ UL 105.

Sarah Hamill is Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Oberlin College. She is the author of David Smith in Two Dimensions: Photography and the Matter of Sculpture (University of California Press, 2015), as well as numerous essays on David Smith’s work across media.

Corin Hewitt treats both objects and images as socially and temporally defined events. Hewitt’s process-centered practice seeks a productive conversation between the things being made and the means employed. He utilizes an array of processes including photography, video, archeological practice, composting, performance, algorithms, installation, and sculpture as ways to think through this approach. Solo exhibitions of his work include the Whitney Museum of American Art, MOCA Cleveland, the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, and the Seattle Museum of Art.

Erin Shirreff lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2016); Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo (2016); the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2015); and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. (2015). Recent group exhibitions include Photography Today: Distant Realities, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (2016); L’image volée, Fondazione Prada, Milan (2016); Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, Guggenheim Museum, New York (2015); and Never Enough, Dallas Museum of Art (2014).

General admission to the event at Parsons is $10; Storm King Member admission is $5; Limited free seating is available for Parsons students and faculty. More event details here.

The program is inspired by Storm King’s forthcoming exhibition David Smith: The White Sculptures, which opens May 13, 2017.

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