Listen to the first episode of Art Talks, a new audio series from Anderson Ranch Arts Center featuring artists, faculty, staff and the Ranch communit. The first episode features charismatic artists William and Steven Ladd: The Ladd Brothers. William and Steven have been collaborating on an international body of work since 2000. With a concentrated—almost obsessive— fascination with materials and process, they have forged the foundation for a rich and productive creative process from their common early childhood memories and a close familial bond. While at the Ranch, we sat down with the Ladds to discuss their current work and installations, as well as past and future projects revolving around Santa Poco, their new Upstate New York wonderland for artistic exploration. While listening, make sure to check out the images below of their current work described in the interview, as well as images from their inspiration at Santa Poco.
Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1977 and 1978, the brothers and collaborators have developed an expanded practice consisting of text, drawing, sculpture, installation, performance and design. They have combined a range of techniques, forms and practices, forging a unique aesthetic vocabulary. The brothers have had major solo museum shows at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, NY, Saint Louis Art Museum, Savannah College of Art and Design Museum and the Miami Dade County Museum of Art + Design.