Artist Talk: Richard Klein

May 31, Thursday, 7 p.m.

In connection with the exhibit Bottle in the River, on view in the East Gallery through June 17, artist Richard Klein discusses his work.

Klein is an artist, curator, and writer. As an artist, he has exhibited widely, including the Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Portland (Ore.) Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Tufts University Art Gallery. His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and the State of Connecticut Artists Collection. Since 1999 he has been exhibitions director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn. In his sixteen year career as a curator of contemporary art he has organized over 80 exhibitions, including solo shows of the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Janine Antoni, Sol LeWitt, Mark Dion, Tom Sachs, and Elana Herzog. Major curatorial projects at The Aldrich have included Fred Wilson: Black Like Me (2006), Elizabeth Peyton: Portrait of an Artist (2008) and Shimon Attie: MetroPAL.IS. (2011). His essays on art and culture have appeared in Cabinet Magazine and have been included in books published by Hatje Cantz, Damiani, Picturebox, and the University of Chicago Press, among others.

This event is presented in connection with The Confluence Project, an experiment in creative placemaking organized by Vermont Performance Lab and Windham Regional Commission.

ADMISSION: Free

 

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