Public Program

Artist Talk: Brice Marden

On the occasion of Think of Them as Spaces: Brice Marden’s Drawings, Brice Marden discusses his drawing practice with exhibition curator Kelly Montana. Join us for this conversation on Marden’s manifold approach to draftsmanship in the six distinct series of drawings on view in the exhibition that span nearly the entirety of the artist’s ongoing career.

About the artist:
Brice Marden was born in Bronxville, New York, in 1938. Gaining distinction in the late 1960s, Marden’s work continues to chart a course involving systematic investigations of color, abstract and intuitive gestures, and the studied imprecision of calligraphic line. The subject of numerous exhibitions around the world, Marden has had three important shows in Houston: Brice Marden: Drawings, 1963–73 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston in 1974; Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality at the Rice Institute for the Arts in 1975; and Brice Marden: Cold Mountain at the Menil Collection in 1992–93.

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Major funding for Artist Talks is provided by Franci Neely.