Experts to disect “Terry Adkins Recital” at Block Museum Wednesday
January 20, 2013 11:14PM
Terry Adkins "Still (from Towering Steep)."
Updated: February 14, 2013 4:55PM
What: Terry Adkins marries art and music in unexpected ways. The nationally known New York artist and devotee of jazz and blues creates enigmatic sculptures using found objects like fiberglass propellers, coat hangers and musical instruments. He and his Lone Wolf Recital Corps in turn animate these creations in performances that combine improvised music, spoken word and recorded sound.
Three decades of his work is on view through March 24 in “Terry Adkins Recital” at Northwestern University’s Block Museum of Art. A group of experts will offer varied viewpoints on the show Wednesday evening during the debut installment of a new interdisciplinary discussion series titled “Potential Disclosure.”
Inside Take: “It means,” said Bloch director Lisa Corrin, “that rather than the usual walk through an exhibition by a docent or a museum curator, where you pretty much know what you’re going to get, this has a wonderful possibility of surprise. We’ll think about things in a new way and learn things we might not have expected.”
Particulars: The discussion on Adkins’ work will take place at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at Northwestern University’s Block Museum, 40 Arts Circle in Evanston. Admission is free. (847) 491-4000 or www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu.