The Story of the Object: A Narrative Approach to Viewing Art
Led by Dia:Guide Deb Lucke, visitors of all ages will engage with art in the galleries through a narrative framework, considering different points of view and creating their own stories. (1 hr)
About the Program
Gerhard Richter has said “...we only find paintings interesting because we search for something that looks familiar to us.” Dia:Guide Deb Lucke suggests that therefore nothing is totally abstract because we project our stories onto artworks.
On this interactive tour, which will include artworks by artists such as Gerhardt Richter, Lawrence Weiner, Louise Lawler, and On Kawara, visitors will look at art through a narrative framework, considering different points of view. Starting with selected, key pieces of information taken directly from the artists, participants will collectively create their own narratives of the works.
About the Guide
Deb Lucke is a practicing artist and storyteller. She has written and illustrated multiple children’s books including Sneezenesia, The Boy Who Wouldn’t Swim, and The Book of Time Outs. Her illustrations have appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, School Library Journal, and Cricket Magazine and the Cherry Tomato package for Hudson Valley Seed Exchange.
In a previous life, she was an award-winning creative and vice-president at Ogilvy + Mather, Hill Holiday, and a host of other ad agencies. She is currently at work on a graphic novel at all moments when she isn’t a guide or gallery attendant at Dia:Beacon.