Event

In Conversation: Harry Dodge and Alicia McCarthy

moderated by Frances Richard

Saturday, February 24
2:00-400 pm
Free and open to the public

Join Conversation 8 exhibiting artists Harry Dodge and Alicia McCarthy in conversation about their work and the overlapping and underlying ideas informing their work.  Conversation 8 is the latest in an ongoing series of exhibitions that features a substantive body of work by a local artist (McCarthy, Oakland) alongside work by an artist based in another point on the globe (Dodge, Los Angeles). Moderated by Frances Richard, Senior Editor of Places journal. 

Conversation 8 is on view in the SFAC Main Gallery through April 27, 2024. 

Bios

Harry Dodge is a Los Angeles-based visual artist and writer whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by its explorations of relation, materiality and ecstatic contamination, was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017. His first book, a work of literary non-fiction entitled My Meteorite, or Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing was released in 2020. Dodge's sculpture, drawing, and video work has been exhibited at many venues national and internationally, including JOAN (Los Angeles), the New Museum (New York), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Approach (London), and the Whitney Museum (New York). Dodge is permanent faculty of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts, Program in Art. 

Alicia McCarthy was born in Oakland, CA and received her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and MFA from the University of California, She is known for her signature style of vibrantly colored, often woven patterns on mixed media panels. McCarthy has exhibited internationally and has received numerous awards, including the Academy of Art and Sciences, SFMOMA's SECA Art Award, and the Artadia Award. Her work is included in a number of important public and private collections, such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oakland Museum of California, MIMA the Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art in Brussels, and the American Academy of Arts & Letters in New York.  McCarthy The lives and worked in Oakland, CA. 

Frances Richard is the author of Gordon Matta-Clark: Physical Poetics (University of California Press, 2019), and co-author, with Jeffrey Kastner and Sina Najafi, of Odd Lots: Revisiting Gordon Matta-Clark’s “Fake Estates” (Cabinet Books, 2005); she is the editor of I Stand in My Place With My Own Day Here: Site-Specific Art at The New School (The New School/Duke University Press, 2019), and Joan Jonas is on our mind, a volume of essays on the artist (Wattis Institute, 2017). Her books of poems include Anarch. (Futurepoem, 2012), The Phonemes (Les Figues Press, 2012) and See Through (Four Way Books, 2003). She is senior editor at Places journal and lives in Oakland, CA. 

 

 

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