Nasher patrons clink glasses at celebration with big reveal in Dallas
What: Nasher Prize Laureate Reveal Celebration
Where: The Warehouse
The 411: A crowd of Nasher Sculpture Center patrons and Dallas art aficionados gathered on September 21 for the highly anticipated 2023 Nasher Prize Laureate Reveal Celebration.
After guests mixed, mingled, and viewed the exhibition "Open Storage: 25 Years of Collecting," Nasher director Jeremy Strick and Nasher Prize co-chair Grace Cook made the big announcement.
The 2023 Nasher Prize Laureate is Senga Nengudi.
Nengudi, a Chicago native, worked as an artist in New York and Los Angeles before settling down in Colorado Springs to teach at the University of Colorado, from which she recently retired. A retrospective of her work toured from the Lenbachhaus in Munich, to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to the Denver Art Museum in 2021. Early next year, DIA Beacon, New York, will open a major survey.
Cook explained that the Nasher Prize was established to honor artists who have consistently produced compelling and exceptional work, who have influenced the understanding of sculpture and pushed the boundaries of artmaking in new and intriguing ways.
"The Nasher Prize is not a lifetime achievement award, but rather recognizes and celebrates an artist who has made — and continues to make — work that speaks with special power to the present moment. This year’s laureate is no exception,” Strick added.
At the conclusion of the evening, Strick led a toast in honor of Nengudi, who was not in attendance. Each guest then left with a commemorative Nasher Prize Laureate book and a date circled — April 1, 2023 — for the Nasher Prize Gala.
Who: Kenny Goss, Joyce Goss, Derek Wilson, Christen Wilson, Lisa Dawson, Cindy Schwartz, Lili Clark, Richard Oliver,Nic Nicosia, Sara Cardona, Jed Morse, Sara Hignite, and Sara Deal.