The Goss-Michael Foundation will premiere a new exhibition by noted contemporary artist and renowned teacher, Michael Craig-Martin.
Curated by Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, the exhibition will open to the public Saturday, February 6 and continue through April 24, 2010. The exhibition will include works on canvas ranging from the early 90’s to today, new digital animated work, computer portraits of both Kenny Goss and George Michael, and a large wall drawing installation specifically designed and commissioned for the space.
In the 90’s, Craig-Martin introduced the intensely vibrant color range for which his installations and paintings are now well known. More recently he has added single words in his work, words as commonplace as the object images, but which refer to abstractions, ideas, or feelings. Craig-Martin is internationally recognized as having been an influential teacher at Goldsmiths College in London, having taught many of those who subsequently became known as the Young British Artists including Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, Liam Gillick and many more that today still refer to him as the main influence in their work.
As part of its ongoing lecture series, The Goss-Michael Foundation will also host an event at the Nasher Sculpture Center with Michael Craig-Martin in conversation with Jeremy Strick, Director of The Nasher Sculpture Center, on Saturday, February 6 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.