Annette Lawrence, a Denton-based artist, will present a gallery talk in the Kimbell Art Museum’s “Artist’s Eye” series on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. Jennifer Casler Price, curator for Asian and non-Western art at the Kimbell, will moderate this free program.
Lawrence’s work is generally related to text and information, often in response to physical space and time. It is grounded in autobiography, counting, and the measurement of everyday life. Her subjects range from body cycles and ancestor portraits to music lessons and unsolicited mail. Widely recognized for her string installations, Lawrence considers these to be a response to architecture as monumental text. According to Lawrence, “the string presents a visual lightness, balanced by the substantial physicality and scale of the work.”
Lawrence’s work has been widely exhibited and is held in museums and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Rachofsky Collection, Dallas; ArtPace San Antonio; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and American Airlines. She was recently commissioned to do a large-scale permanent installation titled Coin Toss at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
“The Artist’s Eye” is an ongoing program moderated by Kimbell staff. It brings artists to the Museum to discuss works in the permanent collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.