The lecture, “Theater of the Figure: Ceramics and the Art Collection of Stephen and Pamela Hootkin” was a presentation on September 4, 2014 at 5.30pm in two part harmony by Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio. It took place prior to the opening of The Human Condition: The Stephen and Pamela Hootkin Collection of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture at the Chazen Museum, University of Wisconsin, Madison. The duo filled the museum’s auditorium and so the overflow audience, which almost filled a second hall, was viewed via simultaneous video stream. Clark and Del Vecchio are both long time friends of the Hootkins and during their years as gallerists played a role in the development of collection. Thus their comments come from intimacy with the collectors, the objects and the process that brought them together, sprinkled with some of their signature wit and playfulness.
Above image: Beth Cavener, L’Amante (detail), 2012, stoneware and and acrylic paint from the Pamela and Stephen Hootkin Collection.
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