Episode No. 118 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Robert Bechtle and curator Alison de Lima Greene.
Bechtle’s work is featured in “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism” at the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition, which is drawn from YUAG’s collection, was curated by Cathleen Chaffee and will be on view through March 9. It also includes work by Robert Cottingham, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm Morley, Gerhard Richter, and John Salt. Bechtle is also exhibiting new paintings and drawings at New York’s Gladstone Gallery through February 22.
In 2005 Bechtle was the subject of a San Francisco Museum of Modern Art-organized retrospective that traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and to the Corcoran Gallery of Art. His work is in numerous museum collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
On the program, host Tyler Green mentions Bechtle’s two oral histories at the Archives of American Art. The first was with Paul Karlstrom from 1978-80. The second was conducted by Judith Olch Richards in 2010.
On the second segment, Alison de Lima Greene talks about “Georges Braque: A Retrospective,”which opens at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston on Feb. 13. The MFAH is the only American venue for the exhibition, which debuted at the Grand Palais in Paris. It will be on view in Houston through May 11. This is only the second comprehensive Braque retrospective shown in the US since 1950. (The Guggenheim presented a Braque survey in 1988.)
de Lima Green installed ‘Braque’ at the MFAH, where she is curator of contemporary art and special projects. Among the exhibitions she has organized are “Czech Modernism: 1900-1945,” “Twentieth-Century American Sculpture at the White House,” and “Kenneth Noland: The Nature of Color.”
Air date: Feb. 6, 2014.