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Jack Shear, President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation, will talk with FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman about Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works, curated by Shear on the occasion of The FLAG Art Foundation’s 10th anniversary. Shear’s eclectic selection of disparate and little-known bodies of artwork emphasizes Kelly’s evolving and experimental creative practice: “Being involved in Ellsworth’s artistic and personal life for 32 years, I have a way of knowing the work differently than anyone else does. What I tried to do with the exhibition is to show the range of Ellsworth’s work and conceptual ideas. I hope to surprise.”
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Jack Shear (b. 1953) is a photographer living and working in Spencertown, NY. His work emphasizes portraiture and nudes and is represented in permanent collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Exhibitions include solo shows at Yale University School of Art, and Le Musée Territorial de St Barthélemy. Curatorial projects include Drawn from Artists’ Collections at the Drawing Center, New York, NY, co-curated with Ann Philbin, Director of the Hammer Museum; Twice Drawn at the Tang Teaching Museum, co-curated with Director Ian Berry, and Back, a re-installation of the 19th Century sculpture collection at the Albany Institute for History and Art. An exhibition Borrowed Light: Selections from the Jack Shear Collection at the Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore College featured works from a major gift of over 500 art historical photographs. A book of the same title was published in 2018 by Tang Skidmore, Delmonico, and Prestel. Shear serves on the Prints & Drawings Committee at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is a board member for the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies and the World Monuments Fund. He is also the President of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.
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Image: Installation view of Ellsworth Kelly: Black & White Works at The FLAG Art Foundation, 2018. Photography by Steven Probert.