This nuanced fusion of the intellect and sensual experience is precisely what York achieves. In doing so, she takes Minimalism past the post, and into a realm of her own. Lucy Lippard, Susan York: 3 Columns
Susan York, an artist whose influences include her friendship with mentor Agnes Martin, the De Stijl and Constructivist movements, and Buddhist practice, has created immersive graphite rooms, massive floating columns, and large drawings laden with more than fifty layers of graphite. Her international career has evolved over several decades as an investigation of materials, process, and site specificity. For Tuesday Evenings, York discusses the arc of her work, including ceramics, graphite, glass, and lithography, in “The Unfolding Center: The Sculpture & Drawings of Susan York.”
Susan York’s work has been shown at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; The Drawing Center, New York; and the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. She earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and has received grants from the Gottlieb Foundation and Joan Mitchell Foundation. Her work is included in numerous collections in the US and abroad, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich; Lannan Foundation, Texas and New Mexico; Maxine & Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, Michigan; Morgan Library & Museum, New York; Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Germany; and the Panza Collection, Switzerland. In Texas, her work is shown at Exhibitions 2d in Marfa.
Image credit: Susan York with Tilted Column. Photo: Eric Swanson
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern, a popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics, is free and open to the public. 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. 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. 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 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.