Visual Arts

Richard Tuttle speaks on the nature of art tonight at the Denver Art Museum

For this spring's Logan Lecture series at the Denver Art Museum, Modern & Contemporary curator Gwen Chanzit chose to focus on five artists whose primary concern is for the materials they work with. Postminimalist artist Richard Tuttle, whose sculptural works weave in and out of various mediums and techniques while utilizing things you might find in nature or a supply closet (cardboard, bubble wrap -- you name it) is up next at the podium, tonight at 7 p.m. in the DAM's Sharp Auditorium.

"I make form out of material, but I also make material out of form," Tuttle has said of his work, and he's been a major influence on such contemporary colleagues as Kiki Smith and Jessica Stockholder. Expect Tuttle to talk of the poetry in art (his wife is poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge) and how it is expressed through the materials used, as well as the highs and lows in his career of nearly fifty years.

Admission is $18 (or $15 for DAM members); for more information, go to the hosting DAM Contemporaries website or call 720-913-0130.

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