Contemporary painting featured at Carson City Library on Wednesday
Submitted by editor on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:17am
Nevada Neighbors, the Capital City Arts Initiative’s ongoing series of illustrated public talks, will present a talk on contemporary painting by Cassandra Coblentz. Her talk, Conversations in Contemporary Painting, will take place on Wednesday, October 10 at 7pm at the Carson City Library, 900 N Roop Street, Carson City. Preceding her talk, there will be an informal reception for Ms. Coblentz at 6:15pm. The presentation and reception are free, and the public is cordially invited.
In this presentation, Ms. Coblentz will talk about contemporary painting and how it is influenced by cultural references, abstraction and pattern, representation of space, and digital media. She will pair these trends to work by painters including Kirsten Everberg, Sue Chenoweth, Tony de los Reyes, Tomory Dodge, Rebecca Morris, Carrie Marill, and Sherin Guirguis among others.
Cassandra Coblentz has been a curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art [SMoCA] for six years. Her curated projects have focused on innovative approached to engaging community audiences and producing new work with artists. Her current projects include: Kirsten Everberg: Looking for Edendale and economy of means: toward humility in contemporary sculpture and managing the production of a publication for a mid-career survey of the work of Julianne Swartz. She initiated SMoCA’s Architecture + Art program. Among the many exhibitions she curated at SMoCA are Jean Shin and Brian Ripple: Unlocking, Looking Through the Other End of a Telescope (Jon Fisher and Jeff Shore, Aaron Rothman, Mungo Thomson and Jennifer West), Seriously Funny (Alejandro Diaz, Christian Jankowski, Nina Katchadorain, Martin Kersells, Arlene Shechet and others), Pae White: Lisa Bright & Dark, and Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up.
Coblentz’s professional experience also includes serving as Head of Academic Initiatives at The UCLA Hammer Museum and working in the education departments of the DIA Center for the Arts in New York and The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. She received her BA in Art History and English from Cornell University and her MA from The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. She lives in southern California with her family.