Artist Lecture Joe Fig

Date: 02.02.2017 - 02.02.2017

Time: 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Location: New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Hall Auditorium, 148 Concord St. Manchester, NH 03104

Artist Lecture and Takeaway Discussion with Joe Fig


February 2, 2017 6pm

148 Concord St. Manchester, NH 03104

When walking through a museum it is easy to forget that the perfectly hung paintings and well-lit sculptures are products of a long and arduous process. They are the end result of creative inspiration, but also a myriad of physical and logistical details. It is these details—aspects of an artist’s daily routine—that motivated Joe Fig to embark on a life-long exploration of the working lives of his fellow professional artists. Over the years he has interviewed more than a hundred leading contemporary artists including Chuck Close, Eric Fischl, Carroll Dunham, Petah Coyne, Mary Heilmmann, Fred Tomaselli, Tara Donovan, Tom Friedman, Julie Mehretu, and Ursula von Rydingsvard asking such questions as What was your first artwork to receive recognition? How did you get your first gallery show? What materials do you use and how did they come into your practice? What advice would you give a young artist just starting out? Joe Fig will be speaking about his work and the insights he has gained which are published in his new book Inside the Artist's Studio.  A book signing will follow the lecture.

Joe Fig is an artist and author known for his works that explore the creative process and the spaces where art is made. His paintings and sculptures are exhibited internationally and can be found in numerous museums and leading private collections. He is represented by Cristin Tierney Gallery in New York.

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