David Winton Bell Gallery

Event Details

Friday, April 11, 2014

Artist Talks and Opening Reception | Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 2: Sarah Morris, Robert Reynolds, Taryn Simon

List Art Center Auditorium

In conjunction with the opening of Brown University 250th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition Part 2, on April 11, the Bell Gallery and the Department of Visual Art will present an afternoon of artist lectures—Sarah Morris, Rob Reynolds, and Taryn Simon will speak between 3 and 6 pm in the List Art Center Auditorium. A reception will follow in List Lobby at 6pm. 


3:00 pm                  Welcome

3:10 – 3:50 pm         Sarah Morris

Morris portraits cities through an unusual parallel practice of painting and filmmaking. Her work has been shown internationally since the mid-90s, in important group exhibitions such as Architecture on Film, Barbican Centre, London (2010), KunstFilmBiennale (2009), Days Like These: The Tate Triennial (2003), the 25th São Paolo Biennial (2002), and the 4th Site Santa Fe Biennial (2001). Her extensive roster of solo exhibitions include those at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH (2012); the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum, Düsseldorf (2010); the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2009); Lenbachaus, Munich (2008); Lever House, NY (2006); Aldrich Museum, CT, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, and Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2005). Morris is the recipient of Joan Mitchell Painting Award (2001) and the American Academy of the Art in Berlin, Berlin Prize Fellowship (1999). Her work is in the collections of the Centre Pompidou, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Saatchi Collection, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and the Guggenheim Museum, among others.

3:50 – 4:30 pm         Rob Reynolds

Reynolds' paintings re-stage archival accounts of naval diasters. He has held several solo exhibitions including Just Add Water at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, LA (2013) and Behold the Peaceable Kingdom at Buzzer 30, Queens NY (2004). His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Begovich Gallery at California State University, Fullerton (2012), Deutscher Kunstlerbund, Berlin (2011), and Anthology Film Archive, New York (2009).

4:30 – 4:45 pm         Coffee Break

4:45 – 5:25 pm         Taryn Simon

Simon's photographic works and writings have been shown in important group exhibitions, including the 2013 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh; 54th Venice Biennale (2011); the Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2007); and Greater New York, PS1, Long Island City (2005). Her monographic exhibitions at international institutions, including the Museum Folkwang, Essen, and the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, (2013); MOMA, NY and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); and Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2008). She is the recipient of the 1999 Alfred Eisenstaedt Award in Photography, presented by Columbia University, and a 2001 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in Photograph. Her monograph An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar was awarded the 2008 International Center for Photography Infinity Award. Simon work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Centre Pompidou, the Metropolitan, the Tate Modern, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and in other major institutions. 

5:25 – 6:00 pm         Conversation led by Wendy Edwards, Chair, Dept. of Visual Art


Reception to follow