Dec 17, 1992

The Robert Lehman Foundation Lectures on Contemporary Art at Dia Center for the Arts will present a lecture on January 14, 1992 at Dia's main exhibition facility at 548 West 22nd Street, New York City. Maureen P. Sherlock, Visiting Associate Professor of Critical Theory in the Film Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, will give a talk on the work of Robert Gober entitled Decoy: Displacements of Loss and Hope.

Sherlock has lectured and written extensively on contemporary art and film. She has been a frequent contributor to Arts Magazine, for which she wrote a feature on Robert Gober entitled "Arcadian Elegy" in 1989. She has also written for the New Art Examiner and Art Papers, as well as publishing occasional catalogue essays on, amongst others, Dennis Adams, Holt Quentel and Gregory Gillespie.

The subject of Sherlock's lecture, a site-specific installation by Robert Gober, opened to the public on September 24, 1992 and continues on view at 548 West 22nd Street through June 20, 1993.

The lecture will begin at 6:30pm at 548 West 22nd Street. Admission is $5.00, Students $2.50. Please call Dia at 212.431.9232 for more information. Major funding for Robert Gober's installation was provided by the Lannan Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the Dia Art Council, the major annual support group of Dia Center for the Arts, and the Dia Art Circle. Support for the 1992-1993 exhibitions program has also been provided through a generous grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

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For additional information or materials contact:
Press Department, Dia Art Foundation, or 212 293 5518

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