Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm
Institute of Fine Arts
1 East 78th Street
Simonds has lived and worked in Manhattan since the late 1960s. After studying sculpture at the University of California, Berkeley and Rutgers University, Simonds embarked on his landmark Dwellings series in 1971, building diminutive structures of tiny clay bricks and wood in SoHo and the Lower East Side. Despite their diminutive size and brief, tenuous lifespans, Simonds's works powerfully address our relationships with the natural and built worlds.
He has had major exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world while maintaining a robust studio practice which continues to evolve and change. Inspired by mentors such as Robert Smithson and companions such as Gordon Matta-Clark, Simonds absorbed the lessons of Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, and performance while developing a fiercely independent practice that challenges the standard narrative of 1970s experimental art.
Free and open to the public
Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis.There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.
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