In conjunction with the opening of Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 2, on April 11, the Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art will present an afternoon of artist lectures—Sarah Morris, Rob Reynolds, and Taryn Simon will speak between 3 and 6 pm in the List Art Center Auditorium. A reception will follow in List Lobby at 6pm.
3:00 pm Welcome
3:10 – 3:50 pm Sarah Morris
Morris portraits cities through an unusual parallel practice of painting and filmmaking. Her work has been shown internationally since the mid-90s, in important group exhibitions such as Architecture on Film, Barbican Centre, London (2010), KunstFilmBiennale (2009), Days Like These: The Tate Triennial (2003), the 25th São Paolo Biennial (2002), and the 4th Site Santa Fe Biennial (2001). Her extensive roster of solo exhibitions include those at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2012); the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Düsseldorf (2010); the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2009); Lenbachaus, Munich (2008); Lever House, NY (2006); Aldrich Museum, CT, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005). Morris is the recipient of Joan Mitchell Painting Award (2001) and the American Academy of the Art in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowship (1999). Her work is in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Saatchi Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and the Guggenheim Museum, among others.
3:50 – 4:30 pm Rob Reynolds
Reynolds' paintings re-stage archival accounts of naval diasters. He has held several solo exhibitions including Just Add Water at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, LA (2013) and Behold the Peaceable Kingdom at Buzzer 30, Queens NY (2004). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Begovich Gallery at California State University, Fullerton (2012), Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin (2011), and Anthology Film Archive, New York (2009).
4:30 – 4:45 pm Coffee Break
4:45 – 5:25 pm Taryn Simon
Simon's photographic works and writings have