Join the Barrick for a reading of Gertrude Stein's "Lifting Belly" and a discussion about Richard Tuttle's drawings on paper. Hosted by Barrick staff members Alisha Kerlin, Barrick collection manager and Deanne Sole.
Critique and Conversation is held the last Friday of every month from 4-5 p.m. Visitors meet in the museum's main gallery for informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas.
Each month has a different focus.
Richard Tuttle's drawings and assemblages have been an evasive presence in the American art world since his first one-person show at the Betty Parsons Gallery in 1965. Often small, usually made from scrap-like materials, they
have been admired for their refinement and disdained for their simplicity. "In Mr Tuttle's work, less is unmistakably less," wrote Hilton Kramer in 1975, reviewing a show at the Whitney. The curator was fired. But the museum
hosted him again thirty years later. His drawings are currently on view at the Barrick Museum as part of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection.
A resident of Paris for much of her adult life, the American author Gertrude Stein published her first book, Three Lives, in 1909, following it with the long prose-poem Tender Buttons in 1914. "Once you have succumbed to it
[Tender Buttons], you can take anything," wrote W.G. Rogers, "you have become a Stein reader." An experimentalist who tended to built the structures of her works around repetitions and sound-rhythms, she has been described as a "spatial" writer, one who worked out the literary equivalent of her friend Picasso's cubist paintings.