Biographer and art historian, Laurie Wilson is joined by artist Jane McAdam Freud to discuss her new biography LOUISE NEVELSON: Art is Life, (Thames & Hudson, November 2016).
The evening begins with an illustrated presentation by Laurie Wilson, followed by a discussion with Jane McAdam Freud, finishing with a Q&A.
Laurie Wilson is the author of Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic and the Man, published by Yale University Press in 2003. She is also a practicing psychoanalyst on the faculty of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education affiliated with NYU School of Medicine. Her involvement with Nevelson dates back to the 1970s when she spent fifteen hours interviewing the artist for her doctoral dissertation, Louise Nevelson Iconography and Sources (1976), which was subsequently published in the series: Outstanding Dissertations in the Fine Arts. She has also written over a dozen chapters, articles and essays on Nevelson for professional journals and publications, including essays for the 1980 retrospective at the Whitney Museum (for which she conducted additional interviews with the artist) and the catalogue essay for an exhibit at the Phoenix Museum of Art.
Jane McAdam Freud MA RCA, sculptor and multi-disciplinary artist, is educated at the Royal College of Art and recipient of the British Art Medal Scholarship in Rome. In 2014 she won the European Trebbia Award for Achievement. McAdam Freud exhibits internationally, holding 40 solo shows since 1996. Jane's work has been acquired for numerous national and international Public Collections including the British Museum, V&A, National Gallery Archives, and the National Gallery of Greece.