Date: July 6, 2011
Contact: Eric Matanyi
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-4044
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
Author Lippincott to Discuss Monumental Artwork at Governors State
University Park, Illinois, July 6, 2011 - Author Jonathan Lippincott, a witness to the creation of some of the 20th century’s most monumental works of art, will discuss his book, “Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s,” during a July 14 appearance at Governors State University.
Lippincott, whose father Donald was a founder of the Lippincott Foundry in North Haven, Connecticut, will also tour GSU’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (NMSP) during his visit to the university. The sculpture park is home to Clement Meadmore’s “Spiral,” fabricated at the foundry in 1971.
Lippincott’s appearance at GSU takes place on July 14, from 6:45 to 8 p.m., in Sherman Hall. There is a $5 charge for the general public; students with an ID can attend for free.
The Lippincott Foundry was an important center for monumental sculpture during a period that has been called the golden age of public art. Jonathan Lippincott grew up surrounded by great artists and will draw on a massive photo archive documenting artists and their sculptures, and the welders and foundry workers who helped turn their ideas into reality. Lippincott’s presentation will provide a window into the fabrication process and the road from shop to galleries, art museums, private collections, and public art shows.
Books will be available for purchase at the event. Lippincott will sign books following his presentation.
The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is located at Governors State University’s main campus in University Park. The park is free of charge and open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. For more information about the sculpture park, visit www.govst.edu/sculpture or call (708) 534-4486.