Studio Conversations with Robert Chambers and Ursula von Rydingsvard


Robert Chambers and Ursula von Rydingsvard
with Kaytie Johnson

Friday, September 30, 2011, 6:30 pm | Reception to follow

Robert Chambers lives and works in Miami. He is known for his dynamic installations, which incorporate sound, smell and movement. Chambers’ work is found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Miami Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. His awards include the Nancy Graves Award and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award. In 2009 he undertook a residency at the Fabric Workshop Museum in Philadelphia.

Ursula von Rydingsvard is a sculptor who has been working in Brooklyn, New York for the past 30 years. Von Rydingsvard is best known for creating large-scale, often monumental sculpture from the cedar beams, which she painstakingly cuts, assembles, and laminates. Von Rydingsvard’s sculpture is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Brooklyn Museum. She is the recipient of two individual grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two awards from the American International Critics Association, the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture and in 2008 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Kaytie Johnson is the Rochelle F. Levy Director & Curator of The Galleries at Moore.

Presented in cooperation with The Galleries at Moore
Event is Free

The annual Studio Conversations series, presented by Moore College of Art & Design, feature leading artists and critics who discuss artistic issues and practice across media and international boundaries. Supporting Moore’s MFA in Studio Art, which includes an international residency and international visiting guest faculty, the conversations are intended to address the emerging globalization and internationalization of the art world and what this means for artistic practice in the 21st century.

PHOTO CREDIT: Cover, left: Robert Chambers Ribbon Vault on Arch Street 2009, installation view with street performance. Courtesy The Fabric Workshop and Museum. Right: Ursula von Rydingsvard Luba 2010, cedar, graphite and bronze. Photo by Jerry L. Thompson and courtesy the artist.

Published on September 30th, 2011