"The Artist's Studio - From Solitary Genius to the Studio System"
Join us for Kevin Conley's witty and thought provoking observations of contemporary artists and their studios, gleaned over the course of decades as a museum and gallery visitor, art critic and author.
As an experienced observer he will talk about:
How much should the hand of artist be involved in the production of the actual objects of art?
Can artists be happy having their sculptures made by fabricators in another state?
Must they paint every inch of the canvas or can studio assistants fill in the busy background patterns, saving the more complex passages for the artists to do themselves?
Kevin Conley is a writer and editor who has covered contemporary art for "The New Yorker", "Vogue", "New York Times Magazine", "Wall Street Journal"l, and "Town & Country". He is also the author of several books on such diverse topics as horses, stunt men, and art collectors.
5 pm Reception and cash bar
RSVP Recommended to Benton@uconn.edu
Image Credit: Ellen Emmet Rand, "Frederick MacMonnies in His Studio", 1898. Museum collection.