Rubens Ghenov in conversation with Liz Ferrill
Artists are often confronted with periods of stasis in the studio, experiencing the need to push their work further but not necessarily knowing how or to where. Since many artists spend a great deal of time in solitude, this challenge can be particularly pertinent. This exciting program, moderated by the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking, embarks upon an in-depth conversation with artist Rubens Ghenov regarding the ways in which he spurs on his practice. We discuss the methods that he uses to keep his imagery fresh, find new sources of research and move his work into unexplored and fruitful territory. He answers the questions that we as artists are often afraid to ask each other: “Where do your ideas come from? How do you stay inspired?” — and speaks about the choices artists make to take their work to the next level.
Rubens Ghenov was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the US in 1989. He has shown nationally in both solo and group exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery (NY), Geoffrey Young Gallery (MA), TSA Brooklyn (NYC), and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Rubens is an Assistant Professor of Painting & Drawing at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Elizabeth Ferrill is the Artistic Director of Painting, Drawing & Printmaking as well as the Director of the Artists-in-Residence and Critical Dialog Programs at Anderson Ranch. She is a native of Seattle, WA, Liz received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. Liz has had solo and two-person exhibitions nationally and internationally including at Planthouse, NY; Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen, CO; COOP Gallery, Nashville, TN; Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE and 5x6x9 Gallery, Berlin, Germany, among others.
Event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.