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Published on May 20, 2010
This springs Public Art Fund Talks features three artists whose works have reinvented the language of figurative sculpture. Neither literal portraits nor traditional monuments, these works push the expressive potential of sculptural forms and materials and have led to a renewed interest in the figure in contemporary art. The artists are also featured in the upcoming Public Art Fund exhibition Statuesque, opening June 2 at City Hall Park. PARSONS THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN | http://www.newschool.edu/parsons The last speaker in the series is Thomas Houseago. Public Art Fund Talks are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School | http://www.newschool.edu/vlc and http://www.veralistcenter.org
Born in the United Kingdom and currently based in Los Angeles, Thomas Houseago studied at Jacob Kramer Foundation College in Leeds, and received his BA from St. Martins School of Art in London. His solo exhibitions include Thomas Houseago (Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin) and Thomas Houseago: Ode (Galleria Zero, Milan, and Herald St, London). He has also participated in group shows including the 2010: Whitney Biennial; Beg, Borrow, and Steal at the Rubell Family Collection in Miami; and Construct and Dissolve at Galerie Sabine Knust in Munich.
Our generation sees modernist art through the lens of pop culture, not the other way around. —Thomas Houseago.