Food for thought


Dario Robleto uses some mighty weird materials in his sculptures–like all the bones in the human body. He will be in town for the University of the Arts’ summer MFA lecture series, and so will a bunch of others whose work presents a wide range of practice and content.


The series runs Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the CBS Auditorium, Hamilton Hall, 320 S. Broad Street.

Here’s the lineup:


June 23, Ingrid Schaffner, curator at the ICA

June 30, Dan Walsh (top, “True Blues”) –spare geometric paintings about color, among other things

July 7, Katy Schimert–narrative sculpture and video with a female edge (left)


July 14, Annabeth Rosen–ceramic sculpture suggesting rough patterning; lots of food imagery

July 21, Dario Robleto–check out what Eleanor Heartney has to say about this guy in her Whitney Biennial article in this month’s Art in America.

July 28, Abby Donovan (above right) –word-based sculpture, letters piled or draped, etc.

I’ve always found this series to be pretty interesting. Besides, you can bring your lunch and munch while you look at the slides and listen.