In conjunction with the exhibition, “Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle,” on display at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery from January 16 through March 31, the Fales Collection at NYU will host “Artists’ Circles: How Do They Work-What Work Do They Do?” on Thursday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. The discussion will take place in NYU Bobst Library, 3rd floor, 70 Washington Square South, and is free and open to the public. For further information call 212.998.6780.
“Artists’ Circles” will examine the Semina group, the community of creative people who coalesced around the quintessential West Coast visual artist of the Beat era, Wallace Berman (1926-76), in the context of 20th century artistic circles. Participants include: Ulrike Mueller, artist and editor for LTTR; Lytle Shaw, NYU assistant professor of English and author of Frank O’Hara: The Poetics of Coterie; Lynne Tillman, critic, filmmaker, and author of American Genius, A Comedy; and Steven Watson, critic and author of Strange Bedfellows: The American Avant-garde. The panel discussion will be moderated by Marvin Taylor, director of the Fales Collection and editor of The Downtown Book: The New York Art Scene 1974-1984.
“Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle” will be on view at the Grey Art Gallery, located at 100 Washington Square East. Gallery hours are: Tues., Thurs., Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Weds., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.