The UNLV Department of Art welcomes James Gobel to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on Thursday, September 13, 2018, 7 p.m. for the Fall Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
James Gobel has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and most notably at the UCLA Hammer Museum. He has been included in group exhibitions Leslie+Lohman Museum of Art, Des Moines Art Center, Asian Art Museum San Francisco, Akron Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum and the New Museum in New York. Gobel's paintings of zaftig male figures, abstractions and text works composed of cut felt and yarn have been featured in Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and other internationally recognized publications. He holds a BFA, University of Nevada; MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara and currently directs the MFA program at CCA.
The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series features a diverse array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers working in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to visit the campus and discuss their work in public lectures and to offer individual critiques to our BFA and MFA students. This program has established itself as an invaluable resource for UNLV students and the public alike. The primary mission of the UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, inspire and foster a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through visual presentations and discourse.
Image: James Gobel "Don't Have Two of Nothing" (2013). Hand-cut acrylic felt, wool felt, acrylic on canvas. 80x120 in.