Marisol Escobar (May 22, 1930 – April 30, 2016) For Oct. 26
George Segal (November 26, 1924 – June 9, 2000)
This lecture will focus on two artists who use the human form as a basis for their sculpture. George Segal created life-size plaster casts of people, often undecorated from the original white plaster material. His works draws attention to the idea of place and the activities that occur there through his occupation of spaces with sculptural forms. Widely recognized for his work, Segal was awarded the Medal of the Arts in 1999.
Marisol (Escobar) created abstract figures using traditional materials such as wood. Her figures often maintain a geometric form, creating a symbolic resonance in their presentation. Working in the Pop Art scene of the 1960s in New York, Marisol’s work challenged the plastic edge of Pop art with forms that recalled the traditions of sculpture from previous times, while making social commentary about contemporary society.
Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.
This event is free to the public.
Join us for coffee and donuts!
Brought to you by LHUCA and the Helen DeVitt Jones Education Endowment