Retrospective Ken Price exhibit opening soon at Nasher Sculpture Center
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
The Nasher Sculpture Center will be featuring the work of Ken Price in a new exhibition opening on Saturday, Feb. 9.
Museum visitors will have the opportunity to view many of Price’s distinctive pieces in the upcoming exhibition entitled, “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective.”
The artist, born and raised in Los Angeles, is most known for his abstract sculpture designs constructed from fire clay.
Although his work has been highly influential among the practice of contemporary sculpture, many of his pieces have not previously been widely exhibited for public viewing.
Plans of this upcoming exhibition started prior to Price’s death last February at the age of 77.
The public has never before had an opportunity such as this to see Price’s work.
“A Retrospective” will highlight the 50-year progression of Price’s innovative work as well as the work of other artists who have been influenced by his unique style.
His work will be accompanied in the exhibit by a fully illustrated catalogue of essays by exhibition curators Stephanie Barron, Phyllis Tuchman, and Dave Hickey.
The exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where the “Ken Price Sculpture: A Retrospective” made its debut this fall before arriving in Dallas.
Price’s unique glazed and clay pieces will be displayed at the Nasher until May 12.
After the run in Dallas, the exhibition will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
The exhibition was financed through major grants form the LLWW Foundatoin, The Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, and The Aaron and Betty Lee Stern Foundation.
Architect Frank O. Gehry, a longtime former friend of Price, designed the exhibition.
For over 50 years, Price created ground breaking designs that were highly influential upon the contemporarysculpture practice.
The retrospective display is not one to miss. Price’s work is the first of its kind and an incredible way to see how the artist’s work developed over the last five decades.