Literature

Artful Thursday: Eric Ladau Interviews Dr. Tacey Rosolowski

In this installment of Classical 91.7's Artful Thursday, Dr. Tacey Rosolowski sat down for a talk about Charles LeDray's workworkwork with our own Eric Ladau. Dr. Rosolowski is an independent scholar and curator. Join Eric to hear more from Dr. Rosolowski this Thursday evening at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Where can aesthetic encounters that transfix, seduce, and inspire be found?  The answer is “anytime, anywhere, anyplace.”  The exhibition Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork celebrates the artist’s uncanny ability to seduce viewers via everyday objects.  With profound technical virtuosity, LeDray re-creates hats, embroidered patches, men’s suits, ties, toy chests, vessels, and more in doll-sized, diminutive form.  Described by the New York Times as “magical,” these sculptures kindle the imagination, each element seemingly marked by signs of wear, inscribed by use, empowered by love.

Museum audiences expect aesthetic encounters—whether pleasure or pathos—when interacting with works of art.  But what about in everyday life?  At tonight’s Artful Thursday, Tacey A. Rosolowski uses workworkworkworkwork as a springboard from which to explore the broader possibilities for aesthetic encounters with everyday objects and activities: experiences that, like art, can help bring understanding about the world and ourselves in new ways, and add brilliance and meaning to our lives.

This event is open to the public, and admission is free. A reception follows.  Register to win great giveaways from Houston Public Radio and the MFAH.

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