Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2005 - Ursula Meyer Conservancy

Title: Project for the Ursula Meyer Conservancy
Date: May - December, 2005
Location: The Bowery, NYC

I spent a year examining the life’s work of Ursula Meyer (1915 – 2003), a renowned artist, educator, writer and activist. For the Conservancy’s inaugural exhibition I chose sixty works in a variety of media dating from 1960—2002. The exhibition provided context to four decades of work through a presentation that utilized both chronological and thematic organizational strategies.

Artist's short bio:
Ursula Meyer (1915-2003) was an artist, educator and activist who influenced New York’s cultural landscape for four decades. Meyer was born in Germany and trained by Bauhaus masters after the school was forced to close. After arriving in the U.S. in 1940 she began a productive studio practice and became a highly respected professor at CUNY. Her work was included in groundbreaking exhibitions with artists including Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Robert Smithson. A published essayist, she penned the seminal book Conceptual Art in 1972. This exhibition features never-exhibited works in a variety of media from Meyer’s last two decades of production alongside earlier sculpture, drawings, political posters, and maquettes for large scale public works.
For more information: http://www.ursulameyer.com/