Nasher Sculpture Center will present 360: Phyllida Barlow. The Nasher’s ongoing speaker series features conversations and lectures on the ever-expanding definition of sculpture and the minds behind some of the world’s most innovative artwork, architecture and design.
British sculptor Barlow employs commonplace materials—wood, plaster, concrete, cardboard, and strips of colorful cloth or tape—in extraordinary, monumental, ramshackle, hand-built structures that expound a dizzying array of novel sculptural forms. Towering, bulky accumulations of matter, as the artist puts it, “elbow their way into the room,” filling the space and looming over viewers.”
Recent projects at the Tate Britain in London and the New Museum in New York have showcased the prodigious talents of the now 70-year-old Barlow, who, after a distinguished teaching career at the Slade School of Art in London, is finally enjoying the broad international recognition her work has long deserved.
Barlow will speak in conjunction with a major exhibition of her work at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Organized by the Nasher’s Chief Curator Jed Morse, the exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue featuring new scholarship on the work of the artist.
Seating is limited, so reservations are requested. Immediately following the presentation, guests will enjoy a wine reception with RSVP. For information and reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-242-5159.