Exploring Transparency

Vesna Pavlovic works on a light table in the archives viewing negatives (left) and shares a glimpse of her process (right). Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender (left), Vesna Pavlovic (right)

Vesna Pavlovic works on a light table in the archives viewing negatives (left) and shares a glimpse of her process (right). Photos: Sarah Osborne Bender (left), Vesna Pavlovic (right)

Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender

Photo: Sarah Osborne Bender

 

Upcoming 2014 Intersections artist Vesna Pavlovic, whose work will be on view in late May, spent last week in the museum’s library and archive, exploring not only the collection but also the space. Head librarian Karen Schneider guided her through the materials. Using installation photograph negatives from 1960s exhibitions by Alberto Giacometti and Mark Tobey, she observed the results of combining images. She also experimented with the transparency and light of our skylight from the courtyard above.

Artist’s Talk: John F. Simon Jr.

Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic introduces John F. Simon Jr. who presents an artist's talk in the galleries, October 17, 2013. Photos: Sue Ahn

Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Vesela Sretenovic introduces John F. Simon Jr. who presents an artist’s talk in the galleries about his Intersections installation Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession, October 17, 2013. Photos: Sue Ahn

Simon’s works will be on display through February 9, 2014. Did you miss his artist’s perspective? Read how the Phillips’s stairwell influenced the border of Simon’s work, Moment of Release.

Panorama of John F. Simon Jr.'s works in the Phillips stairwell

Panoramic installation view of Points, Lines, and Colors in Succession. Photo: Amy Wike