Gallery Talks

June Leaf, Charge, 1980. Wood, forged steel, and wire. Yale University Art Gallery, Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund


Gallery Talk, Poetic Fragments: Sculpture Up Close

Alejandro Nodarse
Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:30 pm

Alejandro Nodarse, ES ’19, addresses the idea of the poetic, or eloquent, “fragment” in the work of contemporary artist June Leaf (born 1929). Looking at Leaf’s Skeleton Lover (ca. 1995) and Charge (1980), participants investigate the relationship between painting and sculpture in Leaf’s practice. Special attention will be paid to the historical processes of assemblage and collage, and how these modes engage fragmentary objects to powerful effect. Lastly, Nodarse considers Leaf’s work in relation to that of Kurt Schwitters (1887–1948), whose artistic output reflects a similar negotiation of the fragment across diverse media. Space is limited.

Open to: 
General Public