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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

PHILADELPHIA |Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Date(s): February 21, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM  EST - 6:00 PM  EST

Members | Free 
Guests | $10


Join ArtTable PA and The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s (FWM) Executive Director and ArtTable board member, Susan L. Talbott for a special curator-led tour of Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation. The tour will provide a comprehensive look into FWM’s history of experimentation, creation, presentation, and documentation. Light refreshments will be served.

Process and Practice: 40 Years of Experimentation highlights FWM’s renowned Artist-in-Residence program and explores the experimental essence of art making through the unpacking of its unique collection of Artist Boxes. Displayed are notes, sketches, tests and models from more than 100 boxes, including those of such celebrated artists as Laurie Anderson, Chris Burden, Roy Lichtenstein and Carrie Mae Weems. Paired with completed works from the permanent collection, the boxes reveal the private thoughts and creative leaps of artists exploring unfamiliar materials, testing ideas and ultimately producing new works. The exhibition offers a behind-the-scenes look at FWM’s significant place in the history of contemporary art and serves as a tribute to the enduring vision of its late founder, Marion Bouton “Kippy” Stroud.

For additional information about the exhibition visit: www.fabricworkshopandmuseum.org

Susan L. Talbott became The Fabric Workshop and Museum’s second Executive Director in 2016 following her retirement as Director and CEO of the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT. Previously, Talbott was Director of Smithsonian Arts, Washington, DC, and in that capacity also served as Acting Director of the National Museum of African Art. Throughout her 40 year career, she held other museum directorial positions and curated numerous exhibitions including Patti Smith: Camera Solo; My Reality: Contemporary Art and the Culture of Japanese Animation and Fred Wilson: Memory. Talbott serves on the boards of ArtTable and the French American Museum Exchange (FRAME). She is an alumna of Pratt Institute and Harvard University’s Art Museum Directors’ and Executive Education Program. Talbott was inducted as a Chevalier in the French Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) in November 2015.

Thank you to Susan Talbott, Laurie McGahey, and the entire staff of The Fabric Workshop and Museum for organizing this program.

Artist Box contents for Do Ho Suh, Paratrooper II, 2005. Monofilament, resin, nylon, poly organza, stainless steel armature. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.
Bottom Left: Susan L. Talbott, Executive Director, The Fabric Workshop
and Museum. Photo credit: Thibault Jeanson
Bottom Right: Artist Box contents for Ann Hamilton, habitus, 2016. Bell sally sample, fabric swatches, book and sample exhibition labels. Collection of The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Photo credit: Carlos Avendaño.

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ArtTable is a 501.c.3 organization. All programs are non-refundable.

SOLD OUT: NEW YORK | Artist Breakfast with Lesley Dill

Date(s): February 21, 2018

Time: 8:30 AM  EST - 10:00 AM  EST


Members I $20
Guests | $25


Join ArtTable for Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists. These intimate monthly breakfasts, hosted on a Wednesday of each month feature leading figures in the visual arts in discussion with curators, academics, and critics. This month we will hear from Lesley Dill, whose upcoming exhibition,  
Wilderness: Words are where what I catch is me, opens February 14 at Nohra Haime Gallery. 

Lesley Dill is an American artist working at the intersection of language and fine art. Exploring the power of words to cloak and reveal the psyche, Dill invests new meaning in the human form. Fluid metaphors, appropriated from the poetry and writings of Emily Dickinson, Salvador Espriu, Tom Sleigh, Franz Kafka, and Rainer Maria Rilke, connect the diverse media that Dill employs. Paper, wire, horsehair, photography, foil, bronze, and music comprise elements through which the artist conveys the complexities of communication. Dill challenges the viewer to confront our linguistic relationships as well as perceptions of language itself. 

Born and raised in Maine, Dill received her Master of Arts from Smith College in 1974, and her Master of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1980. She soon emerged as a sculptor and multi-media artist. Her interest in language and allusions to strong feminine identity reflect her friendship with the late artist, Nancy Spero (1926 – 2009), who used text and depictions of the female form, often appropriated as classical goddesses, in her scroll paintings.

She has received a John Simon Guggenheim fellowship in addition to the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and Anonymous Was A Woman among others. Her opera, Divide Light based on the poems of Emily Dickinson was performed in San Jose in 2008. In April of 2018 the New Camerata Opera Company will perform new version in New York City.

Dill’s artworks are in the collections of over fifty museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. 

Image: LESLEY DILL: Gown of Blueprint, 2014 Hand-painted metal with oil paint on metal armature 78” x 58” x 58” (closed); 78” x 67” x 69” inches (open)
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All programs are non-refundable.

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