As part of the Terra Foundation for America Art’s Art Design Chicago initiative, I am delighted to be speaking alongside Erika Doss (University of Notre Dame) about the sculpture of Virginio Ferrari for an event organized by University of Chicago Arts and the Department of Art History. The event will occur at the Cochrane Woods Art Center on 8 November, 5-7pm. My paper 'Taking Flight: Virginio Ferrari and the Jet Age' will use his 'Volo Tragico' series (1963-4) as a departure point to explore the transatlantic contexts for Ferrari’s early work, and its position within a post-war sculptural idiom preoccupied by the experience of flight.
Read more about the event at the Art Design Chicago website
Over the last year, I have worked with undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Pittsburgh to curate This is Not Ideal: Gender Myths and their Transformation. Opening on 26 October, the exhibition features more than 30 works from the collection of the University Art Gallery, alongside new works by local contemporary artists Katie Ott and Adam Milner. In-depth undergraduate research on each work in the exhibition has been published in a 70-page exhibition catalogue, which also features essays by myself alongside essays and interviews by Pitt graduate students Brooke Wyatt, Katie Loney and Clarisse Fava-Piz.
Find out more about the exhibition on the UAG website