John Grade at Emory

Renowned environmental sculptor John Grade returns to Emory University from April 11-14, 2012 for a series of events surrounding his public art commission, Piedmont Divide, located on the Quadrangle and in Lullwater Preserve.

Artist’s Talk & “H2O: Film on Water” Screening
Wednesday, April 11 @ 7:00 pm
Location: Carlos Museum Reception Hall
John Grade will talk about his dynamic body of work spanning decades and continents, as well as the experience of creating Piedmont Divide. Immediately following the lecture will be a special screening of short videos created by artists in response to Piedmont Divide in collaboration with “H2O: Film on Water” by CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects. The videos will also be screened on a loop in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building from April 16-20, 2012.

Questions to ask a river, or a creek
Performances: April 12, 7:00 p.m. / April 13, 7:00 p.m. / April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Emory Quadrangle, in conversation with Piedmont Divide (use the same directions/parking for the Carlos Museum)
What is required of us to become sustainable? This site-specific, live dance performance will include choreography by Emory dance faculty member Lori Teague with Juana Farfan, Tiffany Greenwood, Natasha Nyanin, Dela Sweeney, and Jacqueline Woo.

Piedmont Divide is sponsored by the Friends of Emory Visual Arts, the Emory College Center for Creativity & the Arts, the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, the Religion Department, the Environmental Studies Department, and the Hightower Fund.

John Grade is the recipient of the 2010 biennial Willard Metcalf Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York, an Andy Warhol Foundation Award (NY), two Pollock Krasner Foundation Awards (NY), a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award (NY), A Contemporary Art Award from the Portland Art Museum, five grants from Artist Trust, five grants from 4Culture and four grants from the city of Seattle. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally. He recently exhibited at Galerie Ateliers L’H Du Siege in France, Fabrica in the UK, and Cynthia Reeves Gallery in New York. Grade has been a fellow at the Djerassi Foundation (CA), the MacDowell Colony – twice – (NH), the Espy Foundation (WA) and the Ballinglen Foundation in County Mayo, Ireland. His work has been featured and reviewed in Art in America, Sculpture, Artweek, American Craft, ARTUS, the Boston Globe, and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Studio 360. Two monographs of the artist’s work have been published coinciding with major museum surveys of his work. Articles about his current work are forthcoming this spring in Sculpture, The Huffington Post, Art in America, The Seattle Times, American Craft, Ceramics Monthly, Arcade, Conde de Nast Traveller and Italian and Russian Domus.

Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University
571 South Kilgo Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30322

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