Sunday, June 7, 2015
Contemporary artist Lily Cox-Richard discusses her project The Stand (Possessing Powers), a series of carved plaster sculptures inspired by the works of 19th-century sculptor Hiram Powers. Powers was a neoclassical sculptor, who like William Henry Rinehart, traveled to Rome to learn the art of marble carving. Cox-Richard makes fresh sculptural forms faithful to Powers’ originals, but with the figures themselves omitted. These sculptures are both homage and critique, created in an attempt to see what new content might be revealed when these works are reimagined through a contemporary sculpture practice.
This talk celebrates the exhibition Rinehart's Studio: Rough Stone to Living Marble.