Public Lecture: David Kimball Anderson

The two iron ball-shaped sculptures, Nitrogen and Hydrogen, by David Kimball Anderson, sit on metal pedastals on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in Easton, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 4:15 p.m.

Landis Cinema | Buck Hall | 219 North Third Street

Born in Los Angeles, California, David Kimball Anderson has a career spanning more than 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, Jan. 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.

Anderson’s sculpture Nitrogen and Hydrogen, pictured above, is on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. His work also is in the collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Art in Embassies, Washington, D.C.; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley; Missouri State University, Springfield; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C.; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia; among others.