Wednesday 9 September
7.00 - 9.00pm
Watch a recording of this talk here
Hannah Collins and curator Paul Goodwin talk about Collins' series of works, The Interior and the Exterior - Noah Purifoy.
This series takes Noah Purifoy's work as a staring point. Artist and founding Director of the Watts Tower Art Centre, Purifoy was known for his assemblage works. His earliest sculptures, constructed out of charred debris from the 1965 Watts Rebellion formed the basis for 66 Signs of Neon, a landmark group exhibition about the Watts Riots. In the late 1980s he moved his practice to the Mojave Desert, making large-scale sculpture constructed entirely from junked materials over a ten acre plot of land.
Collins and Goodwin discuss what it means to make work about another artist and the 'present-ness' of Collins work juxtaposing this with the late 60s LA Black Art Scene, whilst considering civil unrest in the US today and its parallels in the UK.
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