Jan 29, 2020, 6:30PM–8PM

Artists in Conversation: Michelle Lopez, Jackie Winsor, Anna Sew Hoy

Installation view of Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades
Image: Left: Jackie Winsor, Burnt Piece, 1977-78, cement, burnt wood, and wire mesh. 33 7/8 x 34 x 34 inches; Center: Detail from Michelle Lopez, Ballast and Barricades, 2019; Right: Anna Sew Hoy, Veiled Orb, 2019, fired clay and glaze, suede and patent leather, 27 x 30 x 29 inches.

This event convenes a group of intergenerational artists to discuss the gendered politics of sculptural practice from the 1960s to the present. Artists Jackie Winsor, Michelle Lopez, and Anna Sew Hoy will discuss their interventions to the traditionally masculinist and male-dominated canon. As students of Winsor, Lopez and Sew Hoy will reflect on their relationship to learning, making, and teaching. Bringing together different perspectives and experiences with personal relationships and histories, the artists will discuss how they have each come to define their respective sculptural practices.

Live captioning will be provided for this program. Please contact Natalie Sandstrom, Program Coordinator, at nsand@ica.upenn.edu with any questions.

Michelle Lopez has been included in solo and group exhibitions at venues including the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; LAXART, Los Angeles; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY; the Public Art Fund, Metrotech Center, NY; and the Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Ana, CA. Formerly a faculty member at Yale School of Art, she now heads the Sculpture Division at the Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design. In 2019 she was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Jackie Winsor has had solo exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Museum of Modern Art, where she was the subject of a mid-career retrospective in 1979. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and her work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Walker Art Center.

Anna Sew Hoy has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Aspen Art Museum; the MOCA Storefront, Los Angeles; the Hammer Museum; Koenig & Clinton, New York; LAXART; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; the San Jose Museum of Art; and the California Biennial 2008 at the Orange County Museum of Art. Her work is in the collections of the Hammer Museum, SFMoMA, LACMA, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego. Sew Hoy has received grants and fellowships from Creative Capital, the California Community Foundation Grant for Emerging Artists, and United States Artists. Sew Hoy is on the faculty of the UCLA School of Art as Assistant Professor and Ceramics Area Head.


Support for Michelle Lopez: Ballast & Barricades programming has been provided by the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation and the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation.

Programming at ICA has been made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation, and by Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan.


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