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Renowned Sculptor to Reflect on 40-Year Career

Artist Gary KuehnJan. 27, 2004 Gary Kuehn, a painter/sculptor who helped usher in an art movement known as process art or conceptual art, will talk about his life and work as part of Trinity University’s Stieren Arts Enrichment Series.  The event, titled “Gary Kuehn: 40 years of Sculpture and Painting,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, in the Chapman Center Auditorium and is free and open to the public.

In the early 60’s, debate in the art world was framed by those who championed abstract expressionism and those who favored constructivism. The two movements were seen as being in opposition to each other. Mr. Kuehn was from a generation of new artists who opted not to belong to either art movement and instead forged a new aesthetic.  Their art would concentrate on materials and on the process of creating the artwork and would be known as post-minimal, process, or conceptual art.  In 1967, this new art movement was the basis for a groundbreaking exhibit in Switzerland titled “When Attitudes Become Form.”  Mr. Kuehn’s work was included as part of that monumental show.

Currently Mr. Kuehn is professor of art and department chair at the Mason Gross School for the Arts at Rutgers University.  His art is represented in major museum collections in New York and in Europe and his work has been the subject of numerous one-person exhibitions  around the world.

The Stieren Series annually hosts an array of leaders in the areas of art, music, drama, literature, communication, art history and aesthetics. The series is made possible through an endowment created by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. For more information contact the art and art history department at (210) 999-7682.

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