Neal Rock, current Grant Wood Fellow, will present the lecture titled Herm 2016/1 on Tuesday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. in 116 Art Building West.
Rock's talk will focus on a central concern of paint within a painting practice, one that has exchanged traditional supports of paint for other materials and relations. An understanding of Greek herm sculpture is used as an organizational tool to explore paint as a cultural and material prosthetic.
Neal Rock gained his BA in painting from the University of Gloucestershire in 1999, an MFA from Central St. Martins School of Art, London, in 2000, and a PhD in painting from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2015. He has exhibited extensively across Europe and the United States with commercial solo shows in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. His work has been included in survey exhibitions at venues such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; the Royal Academy of Arts, London; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston. His work has been exhibited in various arts fairs such as Art Basel Miami, The Armory Show, New York; Art Cologne; and ARCO Madrid. He lives and works in London and Los Angeles.