Episode No. 209 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator George Shackelford and conservator Zahira Véliz-Bomford.
Along with Mary Morton, Shackelford is the co-curator of “Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye,” the first American retrospective of the artist’s work in 20 years. As both a painter and as a pioneering collector, Caillebotte was a key member of the impressionist group that advanced French painting in the last quarter of the 19th century. The exhibition opens on Sunday, November 8 and remains on view through February 14, 2016. The catalogue was published by the University of Chicago Press.
On the second segment, Museum of Fine Arts Houston paintings conservator Zahira Véliz-Bomford discusses her investigations of several of MFAH’s famed Franz Kline paintings, including Wotan (1950) and Orange and Black Wall (1959). Véliz-Bomford will present her findings next Thursday, November 12, at a Getty Conservation Institute symposium titled “Abstract Expressionism: Time, Intention, Conservation, and Meaning.” (The symposium, which the GCI organized in affiliation with the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center, is free and open to the public, but an advance ticket is required.) The day-long event will feature formal presentations on how abex work is aging from 11 conservators. Among the artists whose work will be considered are Jackson Pollock, Barnett Newman, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko and Still.
Air date: November 5, 2015.