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Art: Lecture

Andy Goldsworthy in conversation with Steve Winn


Tuesday July 12, 2011 (7–9pm)



City Arts & Lectures (Venue Partner)

Herbst Theatre

401 Van Ness Ave



$20 - 30

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British artist Andy Goldsworthy's medium is nature and his studio is in the open air. His artwork is often ephemeral and improvised, as seen in the 2001 documentary Rivers and Tides — icicles are configured into stars before dripping away and conforming to the laws of gravity. His more permanent artwork can be seen in the cracked fissures that snake across the courtyard outside the de Young, and the 100-foot-tall sculpture in the Presidio entitled "Spire." Tonight, meet the artist in person as he explains the conceptual process behind his work and talks construction of his newest SF-based piece.

Joey Stevenson, Flavorpill

City Arts & Lectures says…

For over 30 years, British installation artist Andy Goldsworthy has received international acclaim for both his ephemeral and more permanent site-specific commissions and sculptures. The materials he uses originate in the places he chooses to work. He works with a variety of natural elements, from more temporal items like leaves, icicles and twigs to the more substantive materials such as wood and stone. Oftentimes geographically remote, as well as ephemeral, Goldsworthy's installations are documented through stunning photography. His San Francisco works include Drawn Stone at the de Young Museum and Spire in the Presidio. Goldsworthy has had major solo museum exhibitions all over the world, and he was the subject of the 2003 documentary titled Rivers and Tides.