Virtual | Artist Talk with Angela Fraleigh

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Angela Fraleigh.

Please join us after the discussion for 10-15 minutes of virtual networking in Zoom Breakout Rooms! In pre-pandemic times, ArtTable programs were a time for members and non-members to connect with old friends and meet new people, and we aim to simulate that in the virtual realm!

Admission

  • Non-Members – $15
  • ArtTable Members – $10
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Angela Fraleigh

Angela Fraleigh (b. 1976) earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her solo exhibitions include Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY; Inman Gallery in Houston, TX; PPOW Gallery in New York, NY; Peters Projects in Santa Fe, NM; and James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Yale University Alice Kimball English grant; The Sharpe-Walentas Program Brooklyn, NY; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Fraleigh has created site-specific solo projects for the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center (Shadows Searching for Light, 2018) and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Lost in the Light, 2015), the Everson Museum of Art (Between Tongue and Teeth, 2016) and the Delaware Art Museum (Sound the Deep Waters, 2019).

She currently lives and works in Allentown, PA, where she is a Full Professor and Department Chair at Moravian College. Fraleigh’s debut solo exhibition with Hirschl & Adler Modern, Fluttering still, is on view now through March 12, 2021.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Hirschl & Adler Modern for helping to make this program possible.


Image Credits

  1. We tell beginnings, 2021; Oil and watercolor on canvas over panel, 56 x 48 in.; Courtesy of the artist and Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York; Photo © Ken Ek
  2. Angela Fraleigh, courtesy of the artist

RESCHEDULED | MFA Artists Talk: Recent Cadogan Scholarship Awardees

8:30pm ET | 7:30pm CT | 5:30pm PT

This program has been rescheduled to a later date. Stay tuned for updates.

In support of Bay Area MFA candidates, the Northern California Chapter invites you to join us on Thursday, February 25 (8:30pm ET/ 7:30pm CT/ 5:30pm PT) for a visit with recent Cadogan Scholarship Awardees Dominique Birdsong, Amy Elkins, and Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien.

The distinction is part of The Jack K. and Gertrude Murphy Award and the Edwin Anthony and Adalaine Boudreaux Cadogan Scholarships (aka The Murphy Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards). These awards help fuel the forward-thinking visual arts movement that makes the Bay Area unique. Established in 1986, the awards were designed to further the development of the region’s MFA students and to foster exploration of their artistic potential.

The winners receive financial awards and have their work displayed in an exhibition at SOMArts Cultural Center. As universities and students have been impacted by COVID-19 this past year, the 2020 exhibition, curated by artist, curator, and educator Kevin B. Chen, made the pivot online so awardees can celebrate safely from their homes. We are pleased to present this Artists Talk by three of the year’s talented awardees.

Admission

  • Non-Members – $10
  • ArtTable Members – $5
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

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How to take part:

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About the Artists

Dominique Birdsong is a San Francisco-based artist working in a variety of media, from acrylic paint to concrete, plaster, and resin cloth. Her work explores the relationship between death and identity. Reflecting on a personal experience of loss, she states, “The impact that it has on me is extreme, prompting me to question my identity: who I am now and who I was before I lost them.” Birdsong completed her BFA from Humboldt State University. She is currently an MFA candidate at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Amy Elkins works primarily in photography and with a series-based approach that oscillates between formal, conceptual and documentary. She has spent the past fifteen years researching, creating and exhibiting work that explores the multifaceted nature of masculine identity as well as the psychological and sociological impacts of incarceration. Elkins received her BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is currently an MFA candidate in the Art Practice program at Stanford University. She has exhibited and published both nationally and internationally.

Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien is a multimedia artist based in San Francisco. An urban Mapuche descendant, born and raised in Chile, her work reflects on feelings of sadness, nostalgia, and dislocation as collective constructions in attunement to places and territories. Through collage, photography, and installation, her work interrogates the way in which memory, culture, and race function in relation to Indigenous contemporary identities and new systems of knowledge. Huenchuleo Paquien graduated from University of Concepción, Chile, with a degree in psychology. She completed a Post Baccalaureate in Visual Arts at UC Berkeley Extension. She is currently a third year MFA candidate at San Francisco State University.

Thank you to Northern California Chapter Executive Committee members Donna Napper, Co-Chair and Maren Jones, Finance Chair for organizing this program.


Images clockwise from top left: Dominique Birdsong, A Conversation, 2019, clay, concrete, red LED light and wood base; Amy Elkins, Holding Pattern, 2020, pigment print on adhesive fabric, stop motion animation on two 13” Clear Tech Televisions, print on cotton, used prison uniforms, stainless steel hangers, industrial steel pipes and fittings. Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien, Kallfü Füdo, 2020, photograph. Images courtesy of the artists.

Virtual | Conversation: Howardena Pindell and Adeze Wilford, ‘Rope/Fire/Water’ at The Shed

2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT

ArtTable’s Curatorial Perspective program series invites curators to present and discuss timely exhibitions and initiatives. Please join us for a discussion with artist Howardena Pindell and Adeze Wilford, Assistant Curator at The Shed and organizer of the exhibition, Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, currently on view at The Shed in New York.

Please join us after the discussion for 10-15 minutes of virtual networking in Zoom Breakout Rooms! In pre-pandemic times, ArtTable programs were a time for members and non-members to connect with old friends and meet new people, and we aim to simulate that in the virtual realm!

Admission

  • Non-Members – $20
  • ArtTable Members – $15
  • ArtTable Circle Members – Free

Not a member? Join today!

Can’t make the program at this time? Register anyway to receive a recording after!

How to take part:

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  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
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About the Speakers

Born in Philadelphia in 1943, Howardena Pindell studied painting at Boston University and Yale University. After graduating, she accepted a job at the Museum of Modern Art, where she worked for 12 years (1967–1979). Her first role was an Exhibition Assistant, then Assistant Curator in the Department of National and International Traveling Exhibitions, and finally Associate Curator and Acting Director in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. In 1979, she began teaching at the State University of New York, Stony Brook where she is now a full-time professor. Throughout her career, Pindell has exhibited extensively. Notable solo-exhibitions include: Spelman College (1971, Atlanta), Just Above Midtown (1977, New York), Lerner-Heller Gallery (1980, 1981, New York), The Studio Museum in Harlem (1986, New York), the Wadsworth Atheneum (1989, Hartford), G.R. N’Namdi Gallery (1992, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006, Chicago, Detroit, and New York), Garth Greenan Gallery, New York (2014, 2017), Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta (2015) and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2018).

Pindell often employs lengthy, metaphorical processes of destruction/reconstruction. She cuts canvases in strips and sews them back together, building up surfaces in elaborate stages. She paints or draws on sheets of paper, punches out dots from the paper using a hole punch, drops the dots onto her canvas, and squeegees paint through the “stencil” left in the paper from which she had punched the dots. Almost invariably, her paintings are installed unstretched, held to the wall merely by the strength of a few finishing nails. The artist’s fascination with gridded, serialized imagery, along with surface texture appears throughout her oeuvre. Even in her later, more politically charged work, Pindell reverts to these thematic focuses in order to address social issues of homelessness, AIDs, war, genocide, sexism, xenophobia, and apartheid.

Most recently, Pindell’s work appeared in: Black in the Abstract: Part I, Epistrophy (2013, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston), and Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, (2015–2016, Museum Brandhorst; 2016, Museum Moderner Kunst) and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–1985 (2017, the Brooklyn Museum, New York). Howardena Pindell was the subject of the 2018 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago titled ‘Howardena Pindell: What Remains to Be Seen.’ The exhibition later traveled to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (2018) and the Rose Art Museum (2019).

View the artist’s full biography here.

Adeze Wilford is an Assistant Curator at The Shed. She was an inaugural joint curatorial fellow at The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Museum of Modern Art. She organized Vernacular Interior at Hales Gallery in 2019, as well as Excerpt (2017) at the Studio Museum and Black Intimacy (2017), a film series at MoMA. Other curatorial projects include Harlem Postcards F/W 2016/2017 and Color in Shadows the 2016 Expanding The Walls exhibition at Studio Museum. Prior to this Adeze was the Public Programs and Community Engagement assistant at the Studio Museum. She has contributed scholarship to various catalogues and magazines including Young,Gifted and Black and Black Refractions. She graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Art History and African-American Studies.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.


Images: Installation view of ‘Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water’ at The Shed; Howardena Pindell; Adeze Wilford, © 2015 Scott Rudd

Virtual | Artist Talk with Hiba Schahbaz

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Hiba Schahbaz.

Tickets are $10. Member tickets are $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Hiba Schahbaz

Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Hiba Schahbaz is a Brooklyn-based figurative painter who works primarily with paper, black-tea, and water based pigments. Her subjects, largely drawn from her lifelong practice of self portraiture, inhabit a dreamlike, all-female world. Schahbaz initially trained in Indo-Persian miniature painting at Lahore’s National College of Arts, and later earned a Master’s in Painting from Pratt Institute in New York. Her work addresses issues of personal freedom, destruction, sexuality and censorship by unveiling the beauty, fragility and strength of the female form.

Her solo shows include Dreaming (De Buck Gallery 2020), In Solitude (De Buck Gallery, 2020), The Garden (Spring/Break Art Show, 2018), Hiba Schahbaz: Self-Portraits (Project for Empty Space, 2017), Hanged With Roses (Thierry Goldberg Gallery, 2015), and In Memory (Noire Gallery, 2012). Schahbaz has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including a recent show curated by Jasmine Wahi in Tokyo, “all the women. in me. are tired.”, at THE CLUB, as well as exhibitions at NiU Museum of Art, The Untitled Space, and Center for Book Arts; and has shown at art fairs such as Pulse Art Fair, Untitled Art Fair, Art Fair Cologne, and Vienna Fair.

Publications like Vice, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, Coveteur, Vogue, NY Magazine, Art Critical, ArtForum, Bomb Mag, Paper, and others have written about Hiba’s work. Schahbaz has curated painting exhibitions in Pakistan and India, and she was an artist-in-residence at Mass MoCA, The Wassaic Project, Vermont Studio Center, and the Alfred Z. Solomon Residency at the Tang Museum. She teaches miniature painting at the Art Students League in New York, and her work is held in private collections around the world.

(Bio adapted from De Buck Gallery press release, 2020)

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.


Image Credits

  1. Hiba Schahbaz in her studio in Brooklyn, NY.
  2. Inside Hiba’s studio; photo by Meiying Thai

Virtual | Artist Talk with Julia Kwon

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Julia Kwon.

Tickets are $10. Member tickets are $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Julia Kwon

Julia Kwon sews interpretative bojagi—Korean object-wrapping cloths historically created since the early Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910)—to comment on the objectification of Asiatic female bodies and examine the complexities of constructing identity within the context of globalism, cultural hybridity, and intersectionality. She earned her M.F.A. at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University and B.A. in Studio Art at Georgetown University. She was also a participant at the Chautauqua School of Art residency program. Her work has been exhibited nationally including art galleries such as Hartnett Gallery of the University of Rochester and Torpedo Factory Art Center. Her work has been featured and reviewed internationally including in television programs such as PBS’s WETA Arts series that showcases the creative arts scene in the Greater Washington DC area as well as one of the major Korean national television networks SBS’s international news. Kwon won awards such as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University’s Traveling Fellowship as well as the artist residencies at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, Montgomery College, and Textile Arts Center. She presented artist lectures and workshops at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Phillips Collection, Georgetown University, Lehigh University, University of Rochester, Emerson College, Montgomery College, among others.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Maria Sancho-Arroyo, Caitlin Berry, and Allison Nance from the ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation for making this program possible. 


Image Credits

  1. Unapologetically Asian, 2020, sewn in the format of face masks, 5” x 12” each
  2. The Blanket Statements You Use on Me and Every Other Yellow Women, 2019, satin, custom design fabric, thread, and wire, sewn in the format of traditional Korean object-wrapping cloth bojagi, 2.75′ x 14′ x 14′

Virtual | Artist Talk with Josely Carvalho

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Josely Carvalho, focusing on her ongoing cross-disciplinary series, “The Diary of Smells,” where olfaction, a powerful connector to memory and emotions, is a protagonist among other typically dominant components in contemporary art.

Tickets are $10. Member tickets are $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About the Artist

In 2019, Josely Carvalho received the International Art and Olfaction Sadakichi Award for the category of Experimental Olfaction Artwork in Amsterdam with smells she created together with Leandro Petit, perfumist at Givaudan do Brasil. She has been the recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2017); The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency (2001); Creative Capital Foundation (2000); NYSCA (2003), among others. Read more about Josely on her website.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D., ArtTable New York Chapter Programs Committee, for making this program possible.


Image: Josely Carvalho at the Garden of Cannons, Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro (Photo credit: Tania Sarquis)

Virtual | Artist Talk with Karen Lofgren

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Karen Lofgren.

This program is $5 for ArtTable members and $10 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Artist Statement

I was influenced by my childhood within a utopian back-to-the land island community, and at a Tibetan dharma center. Raised by an alternative medicine practitioner and in experimental social structures, I was born into countercultural participation. Fundamentally centered on belief structures and systems, my practice mediates space by linking the history of ritual and belief throughout various cultures and time periods, and placing this material in relationship through the approach of “radical subjectivity” in the studio.

About Karen Lofgren

Karen Lofgren is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in sculpture and artist books from a feminist and decolonial perspective, and holds an MFA from CalArts. Her research centers on ritual, history, mythology, and the construction of consciousness over time, forming relationships between cultural systems and other wild systems. She was a 2019 Pollock-Krasner grant recipient; receives Canada Council Grant support; and was Fulbright Core Scholar at UAL, Central St. Martins College in 2017/2018.

Solo exhibitions include What is To Cure at Royale Projects Contemporary Art; Trajectory Object c. 2000-2050 with High Desert Test Sites, as well as solo shows at LACE; Pitzer Art Galleries; and Machine Project. Group exhibitions include PRISKA PASQUER; Palm Springs Art Museum; Commonwealth & Council; MASS Gallery; LACMA; Human Resources; Bank of America; Royal College of Art; Nicodim Gallery; and OCAD University. Her projects have also received support from Mike Kelley Foundation; Durfee Foundation; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Ranch Projects; and West of Rome Public Art.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Shana Nys Dambrot, ArtTable Southern California Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Karen Lofgren in studio with work in progress, 2020
  2. What is to Cure, installation view in Brave New Worlds at Palm Springs Art Museum, 2019
  3. Like This I See You In Dreams, 2018

Virtual | Artist Talk with Letitia Huckaby

12pm ET | 11am CT | 9am PT

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with photographer Letitia Huckaby.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Letitia Huckaby

Letitia Huckaby has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston in photography and her Master’s degree from the University of North Texas in Denton. Huckaby has exhibited as an emerging artist at Phillips New York, the Tyler Museum of Art, The Studio School of Harlem, the Camden Palace Hotel in Cork City, Ireland, and the Texas Biennial at Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum. Her work is included in several prestigious collections; the Library of Congress, the McNay Art Museum, the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, and the Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection at Scripps College in Claremont, California. Huckaby was a featured artist in MAP2020: The Further We Roll, The More We Gain at the Amon Carter Museum and State of the Art 2020 at The Momentary and Crystal Bridges Museum, both opened in the spring of 2020. She is currently a Fall 2020 Artist in Residence at ArtPace in San Antonio, TX.

Click here to learn more about Letitia and her work.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Bryn Larsen and Lindsay Davis, ArtTable Houston Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Letitia Huckaby, photographed by Rambo
  2. Sweet Enough, Pigment Print on Cotton Fabric w/ Embroidery Hoop, 12” x 20”, 2020, Courtesy of the artist & Foto Relevance Gallery, Houston, TX

NY | Artist-Led Tour of ‘Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy’ at the Museum of Arts & Design

Please join us for this exclusive in-person tour of Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy, made possible by a generous contribution from the Alturas Foundation and led by artist Beth Lipman at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City! The exhibition brings together a decade of work, and is the first major scholarly assessment of the artist’s career. In these turbulent times, Lipman’s art reminds us of where we came from, the subjectivity of history, and the need for harmony with the larger world. Click here to read more about the exhibition.

This event is $25 for ArtTable members and $35 for non-members. There are two time slots for this event with extremely limited availability.

By registering for this event you consent to having your contact information shared with the Museum of Arts and Design only to be used in the event that contact tracing is needed. Your information will not be used for any other communications. Please read the Museum of Arts and Design’s policy regarding Health and Safety regulations at the museum before registering.

Click here to register for the 11:00am tour.

Click here to register for the 11:30am tour.


About Beth Lipman

Lipman is an American artist whose sculptural practice explores aspects of material culture and deep time through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Ephemeral and intricate, the work addresses mortality, materiality, and temporality. Lipman is also known for site responsive installations that activate the specific history of objects, individuals and institutions. Collective Elegy, her solo exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design, is on view September 24- April 4 2021. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Recent works include All in All, a large scale sculpture that investigates the nature of time and Belonging(s) a sculptural response to the life of Abigail Levy Franks for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR). Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), ICA/MECA (ME), RISD Museum (RI), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Gustavsbergs Konsthall(Sweden) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art (MO), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), Jewish Museum (NY), Norton Museum of Art, (FL), and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY). The artist is represented by Nohra Haime Gallery (NY) and Cade Tompkins Projects (RI). Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin.

Thank you to Joy Glidden, Beth Lipman, Lydia Brawner (MAD), and Samantha DeTillio (MAD) for working together to make this program possible. Additional thanks to the Alturas Foundation for generously funding this program.


Image Credits:

  1. All in All, 2020, 74” (188 cm) x 134” (340 cm) x 92” (234 cm), mixed media; photo credit: Beth Lipman
  2. Beth Lipman, photographed by Richard Gottscho

Virtual | Artist Talk with Shelley Spector

4pm EST | 3pm CST | 1pm PST

ArtTable’s Artist Talk series is made possible by the Pollock Krasner Foundation. Originally formatted as in-person Artist Breakfasts, ArtTable has moved all programming into the virtual realm during the pandemic. Please join us for a virtual Artist Talk with Shelley Spector.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link.
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

About Shelley Spector

Shelley Spector is a multidisciplinary sculptor and project based artist who lives and works in Philadelphia. In her practice she produces distinct bodies of work that utilize the excess of our consumer-based culture. Spector responds to available materials, mostly discarded, in combination with a changeable work environment. She seeks to make work that takes shape as an agent of change – who begin as sculpture rooted in the art world of form and content but that physically move into the world of social issues and can directly respond to its needs. Her most current work in progress is the defining project for a long term body of work entitled, The Nowadays, which uses a small cabin in the mountains of Pennsylvania as a tool and conduit through which she will explore alternatives to resource economy.

Spector’s work is part of many public and private collections including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which presented her solo exhibition “Keep The Home Fires Burning” in 2015, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Woodmere Art Museum, and the West Collection in PA, and Human Rights Campaign Headquarters in Washington, DC. Her ongoing collaborative project, Village, which began at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has traveled to alternative art spaces in Brooklyn, Costa Rica, San Francisco. Chicago and Montréal. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art In America and featured in ARTnews.  She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Independence Foundation Fellowship in the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Leeway Foundation. Her residencies include Mildred’s Lane in Beach Lake, PA, and RAIR (Recycled Artists In Residence) and Nextfab Studio in Philadelphia. Spector has been actively engaged in Philadelphia’s art community for years as a respected artist, innovative gallery owner, teacher and champion of emerging talent. Between 1999 and 2010, she founded and directed SPECTOR Gallery/Projects, a program to work outside the traditional gallery system. From 2006 to 2013, she published Artjaw.com, an online multimedia anthology of first person stories from the Philadelphia art community. Spector is faculty in the Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania.

This program is generously supported by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. The Pollock-Krasner Foundation has been a leader in providing grants enabling emerging and established artists to focus on their work. Funding helps artists to create new work, acquire art supplies, rent studio space, and prepare exhibitions. The Foundation also provides grants to organizations that directly engage with artists, such as artist residency programs. Please visit www.pkf.org for more information.

Thank you to Rachel Zimmerman, ArtTable Philadelphia Chapter, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Image Credits:

  1. Shelley Spector, White Rice Builds – 1,250 Servings, Reclaimed textiles and white rice, 72 x 96 x 3”; Produced with the support of the Pollock – Krasner Foundation, 2020