In conjunction with the Tufts University Art Galleries’ exhibition “Harry Dodge: Works of Love,” Dodge joins painter Amy Sillman in a public conversation for the annual Beckwith Lecture, established in 1978 by Leo and Betty Beckwith to bring curators and cultural thinkers of national and international stature to the SMFA. 

Amy Sillman is known primarily as a painter whose work is fundamentally engaged with drawing, but with many adjacent interests including animation, writing, the comic, the poetic, color, time, and form. Sillman currently holds the position of professor at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. A monograph is forthcoming in 2019 from Lund Humphries Ltd., London, with a text by the author/curator Valerie Smith.  

Harry Dodge is a Los Angeles-based artist and writer whose interdisciplinary practice is characterized by explorations of relation, materiality, and the unnamable with a special focus on ecstatic contamination. His work has been exhibited at many venues nationally and internationally. Dodge was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 2017 and is on the faculty of the School of Art at California Institute of the Arts. His new book, My Meteorite (Or, Without the Random There Can Be No New Thing), is forthcoming in 2019 from Penguin Press.


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