Both artists have what I call, at close range, “real artist” DNA. This means they make unexpected and very clever connections and juxtapositions—the kind the average human does not—that shows up in their work somewhere along a spectrum of abject and sublime. Christina Rees, review of Shelby David Meier & Iva Kinnaird: Make Time, Glasstire, October 9, 2016
Houston-based multimedia and performance artist Iva Kinnaird is in conversation with Dallas artist Shelby David Meier, whose multifarious work reflects an interest in the “mundane.” Meier and Kinnaird share a comedic intelligence. They collaborated on Shelby David Meier & Iva Kinnaird: Make Time at Texas Woman’s University in 2016, and both have the distinction, among others, of showing individually at Culture Hole in Dallas.
Betsy Huete wrote for Glasstire: “Kinnaird understands the importance of sincerity and has a unique ability to infuse that sincerity and genuine humor with the dismissive irony that drives the work.” Meier’s artist bio notes, “His array of work may or may not be a search for sincerity and authenticity within irony, manifested in physical procrastinations/objects.” For Tuesday Evenings, Shelby David Meier and Iva Kinnaird come together to share ideas such as these in a presentation of one sort or another.
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from September 4 through November 13, excluding September 18 and November 6. Visit www.themodern.org/programs/lectures for more information on each talk.
Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth's auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests.
(*The American Institute of Architecture lecture on October 23 will have an alternative schedule. A reception will be held in the Grand Lobby at 5:30 pm, the lecture begins at 6 pm, and award announcements are at 6:45 pm.)
A limited number of tickets (limit two per person) will be available for purchase ($5) from 10 am until 4 pm the day of the lecture online at www.themodern.org/programs/lectures. Free admission tickets (limit two per person) are available at the Modern's information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesdays during the series (general admission applies).
Café Modern serves cocktails and appetizers until 7 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.
Revisit the insightful lectures from Tuesday Evenings or discover new ways to look at works in the Museum's collection with the Modern Podcasts. Hear artists speak about their work or listen to curators' perspectives and discussions at www.themodern.org/podcasts.