Lawndale Art Center

The Big Slide Show

Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017 – Thursday, Jul. 20, 2017

06:00 PM

the big slideshow

The Big Slide Show
Join The Big Show artists for short, informal presentations about their work. Presentations begin in Lawndale’s O’Quinn gallery at 6 PM each night. Seating is limited.

Thursday, July 20 / July 27 / August 3, 2017
6 PM

Toby Kamps
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
The Menil Collection

About the Presentation

Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection, Houston, has organized solo exhibitions of work by artists including Vanessa Beecroft, Ellsworth Kelly, Danny Lyon, Claes Oldenburg, Haim Steinbach, Luc Tuymans, H.C. Westermann, Wols (Wolfgang Schulze), William N. Copley, and Torolab, a Tijuana design collective.

He has organized numerous group exhibition and catalogue projects such as Silence, Small World: Dioramas in Contemporary Art, Space Is the Place, and, with a team, Baja to Vancouver: The West Coast and Contemporary Art. His exhibitions The Old, Weird America and From Baja to Bar Harbor, won best traveling exhibition nationally and best regional university gallery project awards from the U.S. and New England sections of the International Association of Art Critics, respectively.

In previous curatorial positions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, the ICA at Maine College of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, he has served on leadership teams and committees, managed membership groups, and developed programs and partnerships with other organizations. A graduate of the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art and the Getty Museum Leadership Institute, he has written for exhibition catalogues, monographs, and magazines. Currently, Kamps serves as advisor to the Spotlight section of the Frieze and Frieze Masters art fairs in New York and London, respectively. Spotlight features one-person exhibitions of work by twentieth-century artists from around the world.

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  • Wednesday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Thursday, Noon - 8:00 pm
    Friday, Noon - 6:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
    Closed Monday & Tuesday

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  • Free Parking
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  • Parking is available in the lot behind the building at the corner of Rosedale and Travis. Street parking is available in the neighborhood behind the center. Please observe parking signs.

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