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Debra Bricker Balken, Charles H. Duncan, Valerie Hellstein & Robert Hobbs: Richard Pousette-Dart, An Expanded Consideration

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Debra Bricker Balken:  Independent Curator and Writer.  Clark Senior Fellow, Dedalus Foundation Senior Fellow, Rockefeller Fellow and Recipient of an Art Writers Grant from Creative Capital and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Arts for a book she is completing on Harold Rosenberg for the University of Chicago Press.  Her numerous publications include Arthur Dove: A Retrospective; Philip Guston’s Poor Richard; Abstract Expressionism; and John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury.

Charles H. Duncan:  Executive Director, The Richard Pousette-Dart Foundation.   Publications include Absence/Presence: Richard Pousette-Dart as PhotographerThe New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913; Contributor to the Archives of American Art JournalBrooklyn Rail and Provincetown Arts.

Valerie Hellstein: Willem de Kooning Writings Project.  Former postdoctoral fellow at The Phillips Collection and George Washington University.  Recent publications include the article “The Cage-iness of Abstract Expressionism” in American Art. Forthcoming book on Abstract Expressionism and The Club.

Robert Hobbs: Scholar and curator.  Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Visiting Professor at Yale University.  Publications include monographs on Milton Avery, Alice Aycock, Edward Hopper, Lee Krasner, Mark Lombardi, Robert Smithson, and Kara Walker.  He is the author, with Joanne Kuebler, of Richard Pousette-Dart (Indianapolis Museum of Art), the standard reference on the artist.

This discussion coincides with the fall 2014 exhibitions: Absence/Presence: Richard Pousette-Dart as Photographer at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY; Full-Circle: Works on Paper by Richard Pousette-Dart at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the artist’s inaugural exhibition at Pace, Chelsea.

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