WALLS is a special collection of 127 original works of art that go out on loan to Williams College students every semester. This summer, a group of 40 works in the collection by artists including Louise Nevelson, Francisco de Goya, Titus Kaphar, Margaret Bourke-White, Kiki Smith, Wifredo Lam, and Marc Chagall are on view for visitors to enjoy.
Javier Robelo: “Artistic Agency”
Javier will look at three works: Alexander Calder’s Acrobats, Claes Oldenburg, Equitable Building as a Pencil Sharpener; and Jim Dine’s Tool Box 3. His spark talk will look at the insights these works provide into the life, interests, and practices of the artists who made them, while considering the potential for artists to create new perspectives and redefine the world around us.
Meadhbh Gianne: “History + Tension”
Meadhbh will focus on three works: Bill Eppridge, Apollo 11 Roll-Out, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 20, 2969, David Hockney, Two Lemons and Four Limes, Santa Monica, 1976, and Goya, Quien mas rendido. Her Talk will discuss ideas of history and tension in art, and how these themes are present throughout time, medium, and space. Meadhbh will also talk about her own unconventional experience with WALLS, and how working at WCMA this summer has allowed her to find a connection with these works outside of the semester.