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Why We Host Artist Talks at Greenhill
09/11/2015
Why We Host Artist Talks at Greenhill

Why We Host Artist Talks at Greenhill (and a bit of a rant from a Jackson Pollock fan)by Erin Riggins, Curatorial Assistant  Often when we look at a piece of artwork, we are only getting part of the story.  For me, my experience of a piece is enhanced through knowledge - knowledge of the individual/s who made it and the circumstances in which it was created.   Take for example the classic response to non-representational art. That is, to art that is not intended to accurately depict things in the natural world. Someone looks at a Jackson Pollock and exclaims, "My kid could do that!" Jackson Pollock, Convergance, 1952, oil on canvas, 155 x 93.5 ...