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Kimbell Art Museum | The Artist’s Eye: Darren Waterston
June 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Darren Waterston, artist, Kinderhook, New York
Moderated by George T. M. Shackelford, deputy director
What does the art of the past mean to the artist of the present? In this ongoing program, moderated by Kimbell staff, artists and architects discuss works in the museum’s collection, share the special insights of the practicing professional, and relate older art to contemporary artistic concerns, including their own.
Darren Waterston has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper and installations in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s. The artist’s current paintings continue his exploration of landscape as metaphor and poetic space. These alluring and ethereal works depict otherworldly environments—nature destabilized and on the threshold of the recognizable and the fantastical. Recent exhibitions include Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre: Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined at Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2020), with previous iterations at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Galleries (2016) and the Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art (2014). Waterston’s artwork is included in numerous permanent collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Seattle Art Museum; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.