New York Sculptor and Art Critic Visit Baylor's Allbritton Art Institute

  • Roxy Paine photo
    Roxy Paine photo courtesy of Artinfo
  • Jason Kaufman photo
    Jason Kaufman photo courtesy of jasonkaufman.info
Nov. 1, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 1, 2013) - The Allbritton Art Institute at Baylor University welcomes internationally renowned sculptor Roxy Paine and acclaimed art critic Jason Edward Kaufman as they speak at its annual lecture on Tuesday Nov. 5, which features distinguished art historians and scholars from the United States and abroad.

Students and the public may take advantage of the annual Allbritton Art Lecture to hear learned discussions of topics relating to 19th- and 20th-century art.

Paine's sculptures are inspired by the juxtaposition of nature and industrialization. His work combines the organic and the manufactured, resulting in works such as his Dendroids series, which he began in the late 1990s, creating large-scale stainless steel sculptures of trees using industrial tools and materials.

His art has been exhibited in several major art museums around the world. He has works permanently sited at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, Wash.; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo.; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; and the Wanas Foundation in Sweden. He lives and works in New York.

Kaufman is a widely read arts journalist whose criticism, reporting and photography appear regularly in major newspapers, magazines and museum exhibition catalogs. He is contributing editor at Art & Auction and Artinfo.co;, a regular contributor to The Washington Post; and editor of the online publication IN VIEW, distributed twice monthly to thousands of subscribers around the world.

The Allbritton Art Institute is conducted in conjunction and affiliation with the department of art in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences. The program focuses on the study of 19th- and 20th-century art history. It provides courses for undergraduate students and is part of preparation for further study at the graduate level.

The lecture will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Room 149 in the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Ave. This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. For more information, contact the Allbritton Art Institute at (254) 710-1826.

by Rachel Miller, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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