This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Phyllida Barlow.
Barlow’s work is included in the Carnegie International, which is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art through March 16, 2014. In addition, the Norton Museum of Art is showing "Phyllida Barlow: HOARD," through February 23, 2014.
Briton Barlow may be the most prominent European artist with the smallest U.S. footprint. Until the last year or so, when Barlow has showed at the New Museum and at the Des Moines Art Center, which presented "Phyllida Barlow: SCREE," Barlow’s last show at an American museum had been in 2005, at Dallas’ McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Next spring Barlow will present new work at the Tate as part of the museum’s Duveens Commission program.
One of the topics Barlow and MAN Podcast host Tyler Green discuss is Barlow’s “Objects for…” series, which has never been exhibited in the United States. Barlow explains the series came about because living room chairs and the like were somewhat more available to her than pristine white-cube art galleries, and details the relationship between the series and the work of the late Austrian sculptor Franz West.
Shown here from top: Phyllida Barlow, Object for an armchair, 1994; Phyllida Barlow, Object for the television, 1994; Phyllida Barlow, Object for an ironing board, 1994; Franz West, Synthesa, 1999. Collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.