Eye to Eye artist led tours of John Chamberlain

Eye to Eye artist led tours of John Chamberlain

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Installation view: “John Chamberlain: Choices,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 24–May 13, 2012. Photo: David Heald © The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

April 3, 2012

Eye to Eye artist led tours of John Chamberlain: Choices

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St

Join us for Eye to Eye, a series of intimate gallery tours of John Chamberlain: Choices led by prominent contemporary artists. These after-hours tours provide an exclusive opportunity to engage with Chamberlain’s richly diverse work, which the New Yorker calls “magnificent.” All tours are followed by a private reception.

Private Tour Led by Artist DeWitt Godfrey
Monday, April 16, 6:30 pm—SOLD OUT
DeWitt Godfrey’s large abstract sculptures mark a trajectory that shifts away from the declarative, autonomous object to structures that emphasize the relation between form and context: material, process, and environment. Godfrey’s explorative sculptural practice and distinctive networked forms are reminiscent of Chamberlain’s assemblage aesthetic as seen in the Guggenheim’s rotunda. Godfrey is an associate professor in the department of art and art history at Colgate University, New York.

Private Tour Led by Artist Huma Bhabha
Monday, April 30, 6:30 pm
Working with found and cast-off materials, Huma Bhabha imbues her sculptures with reliquary-like power, challenging the emotive range of the medium while simultaneously recalling the traditions of figurative art. For this Guggenheim tour, Bhabha incorporates her interest in the abject and alien while discussing Chamberlain’s work, taking into consideration the primitive, modern, contemporary, and global. Bhabha lives and works in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Private Tour Led by Artist Amy Sillman
Tuesday, May 8, 6:30 pm
Intuitively imaginative, Amy Sillman’s gestural paintings occupy her canvases with effusively hybrid delights. Drawing upon a rich repertoire of modern art vocabularies, from Willem de Kooning to Philip Guston, yet distinctively idiosyncratic, Sillman’s thickly chromatic compositions are at once both intimate and momentous. Her vividly hued palette and expressive verve evoke the vibrant physicality intrinsic in Chamberlain’s own sculptural practice and works on view. Sillman lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, and is co-chair of the painting department each summer for the MFA program at Bard College, New York.

For tickets and information, visit guggenheim.org/eyetoeye or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.  Limited to 30 participants, tickets are available for a single tour or a series of three.


Studio Workshop
AbEx3D: Abstract Expressionism in Sculpture
Saturday, April 21, 10 am–4 pm SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 12, 10 am–4 pm NEW DATE JUST ANNOUNCED

Taught by artist and conservator Corey D’Augustine, this daylong workshop includes an introductory slide presentation and a gallery tour of John Chamberlain: Choices. In the afternoon, participants experiment with three-dimensional materials and use assemblage, collage, and sculptural techniques of the 1950s and 1960s during studio exercises. No experience is required. To register, visit guggenheim.org/courses.

Film Screenings
The Secret Life of Hernando Cortez, 1968
Directed by John Chamberlain
Fridays, April 6, 20, 27, May 11, 11 am
Courtesy Ultra Violet

The Artist’s Studio with John Chamberlain, 2005
Fridays, April 13, May 4, 11 am
Courtesy Plum TV

New Media Theater
Sackler Center for Arts Education
FREE with museum admission

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