BMoCA is pleased to present the third year of its series of talks organized in collaboration with Shark’s Ink., the nationally-renowned print studio in Lyons, Colorado. Shark’s Ink. at BMoCA are casual conversations between Master printer Bud Shark, his wife and fellow artist Barbara Shark, and one of the resident artists at Shark’s Ink. Shark’s Ink. at BMoCA is sponsored by 15th Street Gallery.
The conversation on August 23 will feature painter and sculptor Robert Kushner.
After the talk, guests are invited to experience Robert Kushner’s work at 15th Street Gallery, just two blocks east of BMoCA, from 7:30–9pm. 15th Street Gallery’s exhibition “Pattern and Blossom” presents a survey of Kushner’s work on paper made in collaboration with Bud Shark over the past 34 years.
15th Street Gallery
1708 15th Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Robert Kushner (b. 1949 , California, lives in New York) is a painter and a sculptor. He gained attention in the early seventies as a performance artist, using food, fabric and nudity. Kushner was associated with the Pattern and Decoration movement and used fabric collage in large-scale, bold paintings of the figure. Since 1987 he has used flowers as the subject of his paintings, more recently adding a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables to his repertoire. Kushner’s use of rich color harmonies and bold, fluid drawing, mark his belief in the importance of beauty in our lives. Kushner has collaborated with Master printer Bud Shark since 1982 on various monotypes and lithographs. These exuberant, sensuous prints often include collage elements, including glitter, chine collé, metal leaf and hand coloring.
Robert Kushner lives in New York and has completed several major public commissions. He has exhibited his work widely and is represented in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum, The Metropolitan Museum, NY, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Gallery, London, The Whitney Museum, NY and others. In 1997 Hudson Hills Press published the monograph, “Robert Kushner: Gardens of Earthly Delight” by Alexandra Anderson-Spivey. The New Jersey Center for Visual Arts mounted the survey exhibition “Robert Kushner: 25 Years of Making Art” in 1998.