Rescheduled, Date and time to be announced soon
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, New York
Free with museum admission. Space is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
A conversation between artist Larry Bell and Dia curator Alexis Lowry on the occasion of Bell’s exhibition at Dia Beacon.
Larry Bell was born in 1939 in Chicago. He attended the Chouinard Art Institute (now CalArts) from 1957 to 1959. A leading figure of southern California’s Light and Space movement, Bell turned to glass as a sculptural medium in the early 1960s. His earliest sculptures were simple glass cubes placed flush to the edge of pedestals. Out of these objects, the artist’s work expanded into increasingly large and perceptually complex arrangements of freestanding panels. Bell’s work has been featured in numerous solo presentations including at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado; the Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami; the Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, France; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His notable recognitions include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1975), a National Endowment for the Arts grant (1975), and the Governor’s Award for Excellence and Achievement in the Arts from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (1990). Bell lives between Venice Beach, California, and Taos, New Mexico.
Alexis Lowry is curator at Dia Art Foundation, New York, where she is responsible for exhibitions, commissions, and public programs across Dia’s sites and locations. At Dia Chelsea, she has overseen new projects by Lucy Raven, Rita McBride, and Kishio Suga. At Dia Beacon, she organized the first North American retrospective of Charlotte Posenenske’s work, as well as installations by Mel Bochner, Mary Corse, Charles Gaines, Barry Le Va, Lee Ufan, Robert Morris, Michelle Stuart, and Anne Truitt. Prior to joining Dia, Lowry was curator of the David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and a freelance project manager for Creative Time, New York. In addition to books produced by Dia, she has recently contributed to publications for the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Orlando; the Drawing Center, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. She obtained her PhD from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts in 2019.