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Contributed by Denise Vanderburgh on 04/18/2012
The Art Department is pleased to sponsor a lecture by sculptor and environmental artist Roy Staab. He will give his slide lecture in the Art Department, room 126 Ceracche Center, on Tuesday, April 24 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. The lecture is free and open to all.
Mr. Staab works exclusively in nature with nature, making ephemeral environmental site installations: sculpture that is often made of reeds above water, where reflection is part of the work.
Roy Staab’s creations are site-specific. He works with local, found materials. The artworks devolve back into the landscape –- seashore, river, wetland, or forest—after Staab’s act of creation in a place is finished. Staab’s work is distinguished by its elegance of line, structure, and geometric form, executed outdoors at large scale.
Staab’s first international show was the 1990 Summer Arts Festival of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Staab has since been invited to create installations in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Denmark, Japan, and Italy, among many other places.
He has been awarded a Japan/American Artist Exchange Creative Artist Fellowship, residencies at the Sapporo Museum and Yokohama Museum of Art (Japan), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Gottlieb Foundation Award, the Joan Mitchell Award, New York Foundation for the Arts award/Sculpture, New Jersey State Council on the Arts grant, and New York State Council on the Arts grant, among other honors.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Denise Vanderburgh at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 274-3330. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.