April 16, 2018 by: Mark Snyder
Talk The Talk: Patrick Foran on Joan Linder
A Lecture Series Where Artists Talk About The Work Of Others
Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 p.m. at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14202
Artists’ talks are a tried and true format in which artists typically speak about themselves and their work, revealing (or obscuring) their inspirations and methodologies, their backgrounds and their present modes of thinking. Hallwalls still presents live and free artists’ talks at the beginning of each exhibition opening and this past summer used the annual Members Exhibition as a means within which artists could do rapid 10-minute talks on their submitted artwork.
Each of those formats will continue at Hallwalls, but we decided for 2017/18 to devise a series that could insert a new angle into a conventional format.
TALK THE TALK is a new lecture series in which we’ve invited regional Western New York artists to present talks on other WNY artists, living or dead. We asked them to select artists they admire, artists who may have inspired them, artists whose work speaks to them sufficiently that they can then speak to us about them.