Relief: The Recession of Modernity & Projection of Postmodernity [Gallery Talk, 2013]

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Jacques Villeglé, Rue de Tolbiac, c’est normal, c’est normand, ripped posters mounted to canvas, 1962 (SOURCE: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)

Here is the audio recording of a gallery talk I presented at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth in June 2013 as part of their Sundays with the Modern program.  The title of my talk was “Relief: The Recession of Modernity & Projection of Postmodernity,” and it explored the ways modern and postmodern artists use aspects of relief – off a flat surface or scraping away into a surface –  as a way to respond to Clement Greenberg’s formalist notions of “flatness” as painting purity.

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