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Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings

October 23 – December 17, 2014


Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings, on view in the Van Every and Smith Galleries at Davidson College, is the first comprehensive exhibition of Plensa’s work in North Carolina. Jaume Plensa (Spanish, b. 1955) is one of the world’s foremost sculptors working in the studio and public realm over the past 30 years. Plensa has presented more than 35 projects spanning the world in such cities as Calgary, Chicago, Dubai, London, Liverpool, New York, Nice, Seattle and Tokyo. The winner of many national and international awards, including the 2013 Velázquez Prize awarded by the Spanish Cultural Ministry, Plensa has had solo exhibitions at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Galerie National du Jeu de Paume, Paris; Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, UK; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas; the Musée Picasso, Antibes, France; and Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Helsinki, Finland among many others. The artist lives and works in Barcelona. For more information, please visit Jaume Plensa.

The exhibition, programming, and publication are made possible through the support of Bacca Foundation Visiting Lecture and Artist Fund, the Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, North Carolina Arts Council, Public Lectures Committee, the Arts & Science Council, and Davidson College Hispanic Studies.

Full color catalogue available for purchase, featuring an essay by Joseph Becherer, Chief Curator, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI. PlensaGrantLogos_web



McGaw Lecture – Thursday, Oct. 23, 7 pm, Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building. Free parking available along Concord Road, Main Street, and in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) and Admissions parking lots. Golf cart shuttle to Chambers Building is available from the VAC lot.

Conversation + Coffee – Friday, Oct. 24, 12:30-1:30 pm, Van Every/Smith Galleries; hosted by Hispanic Studies.

Opening Reception – Friday, Oct. 24, 6-8 pm; Artist in attendance for gallery talk at 6:00 pm.

Panel Discussion: Placemaking and Public Art  – Wednesday, Nov. 12, 16-8 pm, Semans Lecture Hall in Belk Visual Arts Center. Panelist: Jeff York, Public Art Director, Town of Chapel Hill; José Gamez, Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, UNC-Charlotte; Shaun Cassidy, Professor of Fine Arts, Winthrop University; Thomas Sayre, artist; and Kati Stegall, Program Administrator, Charlotte Area Transit System, Art-in-Transit Program.

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