Tuesday, September 13 at 4:15 pm
PUBLIC LECTURE: DAVID KIMBALL ANDERSON
LANDIS THEATER | BUCK HALL | 219 North Third Street
Born in Los Angeles, California, David Kimball Anderson’s career spans over 40 years. From his website introduction:
The continuing contexts for my work are: a 1971 vivid and telepathic encounter with unidentified extraterrestrial life that physically manifested as a sequence of lights in a night sky and as an enormous luminous disc at close range; a private invitation and subsequent attendance in late summer, 1976, to the Snake Dance at Hotevilla-Bacavi, Hopi, Arizona; my profound experience in 2007 sitting knee to knee with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for forty-five minutes; and my ongoing appreciation for the work of others.
I consider each of the above experiences to be a generous gift of The Divine. Each event constitutes an occurrence of transmission. Julian Lucas writes in his article, “Structure and Flow”, The New Yorker, January 18, 2021, about the artist El Anatsui, “To most, his work is simply beautiful, with transcendent aspirations.” I like to think my work embodies these same characteristics.
His work is in the collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM, Art in Embassies, Washington, DC, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, CA, Karl Stirner Arts Trail, Easton, PA, Missouri State University, Springfield MO, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, NV, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, among others.