Episode No. 260 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Michael Dean and curator Kaylin Weber.
The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is showing “Sightings: Michael Dean,” the British artist’s first solo American museum exhibition. Dean’s work takes ideas rooted in language and text and explores them in sculpture, often in humble materials such as concrete or corrugated sheet metal. The exhibition, which was curated by Jed Morse, is on view through February 5, 2017.
Dean’s work was also recently on view at New York’s City Hall Park as part of the Public Art Fund exhibition “The Language of Things.” He is shortlisted for the 2016 Turner Prize, which will be awarded on December 5.
On the second segment, curator Kaylin Weber discusses “Julian Onderdonk and the Texan Landscape,” which is on view at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston through January 2, 2017. Onderdonk was an early 20th-century impressionist whose paintings of Texas featured the state’s spare desert beauty, Hill Country wildflowers, and roused the state to value its landscape. The MFAH has just published “Julian Onderdonk: A Catalogue Raisonne.” Amazon offers it for $95.
Air date: October 27, 2016.