Critique and Conversation: "About a Chair"


Aug. 30, 2013,
4pm to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Barrick Museum Auditorium


Critique and Conversation:

Join the Barrick for a reading of Paul Thek's "Teaching Notes: 4 Dimensional Design" and a discussion about a sculpture by artist Brian Zimmerman titled "Weakness." 

Paul Thek (1933-88) was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Art Student League, the Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He composed "Teaching Notes-4 Dimensional Design" for a course at the Cooper Union between 1978 and 1981. The notes will be read from "Draw it with your eyes closed: the art of the art assignment" edited by Paper Monument.

Brian Zimmerman is an artist, teacher and custom fabricator. He currently has a massive installation of more than 50 stacked chairs titled "Greasing the Skids" at the Clark County Government Center Rotunda Gallery, Las Vegas.

For more information on the artist visit, Brian Zimmerman's website.

Image: "The chair is fulfilling it's necessary base function. It is supporting itself. It is only when we ask more of it, to support us, that it will fail."

Brian Zimmerman
33" x 16" x 16.5"
LVAM Collection

Critique and Conversation is held the last Friday of every month from 4-5 p.m.
Join the museum for an informal and in depth discussions about art and ideas.
Each month has a different focus. Hosted by the artist, and the Barrick's collection manager, Alisha Kerlin.

Admission Information

The discussions are free and open to the public

Note: Parking is free after 1 p.m. on Fridays. 

Museum Hours:
Mon. - Fri.: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m., Thur. until 8 p.m.
Sat.: Noon – 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays and state and federal holidays.

Suggested voluntary contribution: 
$5 for adults
$2 for children and senior

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Barrick Museum