For Immediate Release
August 5, 2022
CLARK ART INSTITUTE PRESENTS CONVERSATION ON
DESIGN OF RODIN EXHIBITION AND BOOK
Williamstown, Massachusetts—On Thursday, August 11, exhibition designer Jarrod Beck and book designer Roy Brooks join in an online conversation recapping their work and creative processes in developing the Clark Art Institute’s current exhibition, Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modern. The talk is presented via Zoom and Facebook Live (@clarkartinstute) at 12 pm. The event is free, but advance registration is required to view the Zoom transmission. Registrants will receive an email with a private Zoom link before the event. The event is available on Facebook Live with no registration required. For more information and to register, visit clarkart.edu/events.
Jarrod Beck is an installation artist, printmaker, and sculptor. He has created outdoor sculptures for Socrates Sculpture Park (Astoria, New York), Sara D. Roosevelt Park (New York City), Calder Plaza (Grand Rapids, Michigan), and the Anti-Defamation League (Omaha, Nebraska). Beck has created installations at Wave Hill (New York City), South Street Seaport Museum (New York City), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, Nebraska), Instituto Cervantes (New York City), Rhode Island School of Design (Providence), Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, New York), Universidad Central de Venezuela (Caracas), Cape Cod National Seashore (Wellfleet, Massachusetts), and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Provincetown, Rhode Island). His drawings are in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Recently, Beck was a visiting artist at UrbanGlass in Brooklyn and has been an artist-in-residence at Dieu Donné Papermill (New York City), MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, New Hampshire), Fine Arts Work Center (Provincetown, Massachusetts), Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York), Sculpture Space (Utica, New York), Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (New York City), Lower East Side Printshop (New York City), Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, New York), Siena Art Institute (Siena, Italy), and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (New York City). His collaborations include a series of prints and a score for sculpture created with the choreographer Will Rawls, an installation created for performance artist John Kelly’s Love of a Poet, and a series of prop-sculptures for the choreographer Jon Kinzel. Beck has designed a number of exhibitions at the Clark. He earned a master of architecture degree from Tulane University and a master of fine arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Roy Brooks studied graphic design at North Carolina State University. Upon graduation, he relocated to New York City, working first in the publications department at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and later for the international design consultancy Pentagram. In 2005, after working for several years under the moniker Field Study in Chicago, Brooks founded Fold Four. Now based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the studio continues to work primarily with clients in the cultural sector. Brooks was selected as one of the "100 most significant" graphic designers in Area, a curated international survey of contemporary graphic designers published by Phaidon Press, and was featured in the exhibition Young Chicago at the Art Institute of Chicago. Current clients include the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Princeton University Press. “Unconventional thinking and a rigorous pursuit of typographic refinement and expression are Roy Brooks’ hallmarks” — Joe Rosa, Young Chicago exhibition catalogue.
ABOUT THE CLARK
The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.
The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.
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