14 November 2012
Lecture by Monika Baer
06:00 PM - Lecture
SCA Member - $15
Non-SCA Member - $20
Dinner and Lecture by Monika Baer
06:00 PM - Dining
Brasserie by LM; Price Auditorium
SCA Member - $80
Non-SCA Member - $100
Berlin-based painter Monika Baer will give a lecture entitled “The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting.” Her idiosyncratic practice has been characterized as romantic, conceptual, and Surrealist-inflected. Baer moves fluidly through a diverse range of subjects and recurring motifs. She typically works in series that overlap and inform one another including vampire pictures (2007), breast pictures (2007-09), monochromes (2008-10), and works that have been described as “paintings on walls” (2009-12). Her most recent exhibition in Berlin contained realistically rendered metal chains and red brick walls painted with a variety of gestures, as well as heavily impastoed monochromes with small keyholes lightly floating on the surface. As Baer steadily develops new technical, formal, conceptual, and contextual challenges to her own painting, she also evades tidy critical responses.
This evening’s program is generously sponsored by Sotheby’s.
Monika Baer (German, born 1964) lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin (2012 and 2009); Richard Telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (2011 and 2008); and Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich (2009). In 2006, the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht organized a retrospective of her work, which later travelled to the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, and the Ausstellungshalle zietgenössische Kunst, Muenster. In 2007 Baer participated in Documenta 12 in Kassel. She will be the subject of a focus exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013....» Read More