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Garth Evans and William Tucker in Conversation with Ann Compton: Here and There, British Artists in America

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.

In Britain, sculpture is a vibrant area of art practice. Since the 1970’s, however, a number of British sculptors have lived or worked in America. These developments are discussed through the experiences of two English sculptors, Garth Evans and William Tucker, in conversation with the UK art historian, Ann Compton.

Ann Compton: Originator and Project Director of Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951. Honorary Fellow in the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow and a Visiting Scholar at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Publications include The Sculpture of Charles Sargeant Jagger, 2004, and Garth Evans Sculpture, Beneath the Skin, scheduled for U.S. release in April 2013.

Garth Evans: British sculptor working in the United States. His work is included in major public collections internationally, including the Tate Gallery, The British Museum,  and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; and the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Brooklyn Museum in New York. An exhibition, Selections from the Studio will be held at the William Benton Museum, University of Connecticut, Storrs, February 1-April 28, 2013. The exhibition, Little Dancers will be held at the New York Studio School, March 14-April 13, 2013.

William Tucker: British sculptor, living and working in the United States. Represented by the McKee Gallery, NY. Recent one-person museum exhibitions include shows at DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, MA; Tate Collection at Tate Liverpool; and The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, FL. Represented in major public collections including The British Museum, London; City of Bilbao, Spain; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

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