Amy Sillman on John Chamberlain

Artists on Artists Lecture Series

April 28, 2008    add to my calendar

Amy Sillman was born in Detroit and lives and works in New York. Among her recent solo shows are presentations at the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX (2007); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2006); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2004). "Third Person Singular," an exhibition of Sillman's paintings, is currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

Born in 1927 in Rochester, Indiana, John Chamberlain grew up in Chicago. After serving in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946, he attended the Art Institute of Chicago (1951-52) and Black Mountain College (1955-56). Chamberlain moved to New York in 1956 and the following year made Shortstop, his first sculpture incorporating automobile parts. His work was included in the "Art of Assemblage" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1961, and he began showing at Leo Castelli's New York gallery in 1962. Chamberlain had his first retrospective in 1971, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, held a second retrospective in 1986. He currently lives and works on Shelter Island, New York.

A group of sculptures by John Chamberlain is on view at Dia:Beacon.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art's Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia's collection and exhibition programs. 
 

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Amy Sillman was born in Detroit and lives and works in New York. Among her recent solo shows are presentations at the Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, TX (2007); Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York (2006); and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2004). "Third Person Singular," an exhibition of Sillman's paintings, is currently on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.

Born in 1927 in Rochester, Indiana, John Chamberlain grew up in Chicago.

 
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