Sculptor/Artist Jesús Moroles to Speak at LSU College of Art & Design Jan. 18, Exhibit Work at LSU Museum of Art
BATON ROUGE – The LSU College of Art & Design’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents sculptor/artist Jesús Moroles on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5 p.m. in Room 103 of the Design Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Born in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1950 and educated with a BFA at North Texas State University in Denton, Texas, Moroles currently lives and works in Rockport, Texas. He established himself as one of the master sculptors of his generation in 1996 with a “sculpture plaza” for the Edwin A. Ulrich Museum in Wichita, Kan. In the tradition of his aesthetic mentor, Isamu Noguchi, Moroles designed and sculpted from granite, a “Granite Landscape” comprised of terraced slabs forming a stone riverway, a 30-foot-long “Fountain Wall” and a 30-foot-long “Granite Weaving” wall. Together, these works create a single environment that serves as an entrance to the museum and an outdoor site to exhibit important sculpture.
To date, Moroles’ work has been included in more than 130 one-person exhibitions and more than 200 group exhibitions. He has lectured extensively about his work and the issue of public sculpture. His work has been the subject of numerous articles and reviews in ARTNEWS, Arts, Artforum, Artspace, Artweek, Newsweek, Southwest Art, Time and The New York Times, as well as several books such as “America Art Now,” “Art in the Eighties,” “National Museum of American Art,” “Contemporary Art in Texas,” “Contemporary Art in New Mexico” and “A Comprehensive Guide to Outdoor Sculpture in Texas.”
In 1983, Moroles and his family began construction on his studio in Rockport. The facility is unrivaled at the production of large-scale sculptures in the United States.
Moroles’ work will also be on exhibition from Jan. 22 through April 29 at the LSU Museum of Art, located downtown in the Shaw Center for the Arts, For more information, visit www.moroles.com and www.lsumoa.com.
This presentation of the LSU Art & Design Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the LSU School of Art with the LSU Museum of Art. Professional American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architecture continuing education credit is available for this lecture.
Those unable to attend a recording of the lecture can view the recording online at http://coadmediasite.lsu.edu/mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/default.aspx.