Artist Alastair Noble will present a talk about the installation on October 22 in Sprowls Hall, Room 301, at 5:00 p.m. This will be followed by a reception in Kipp Gallery.
Alastair Noble — Babel III: Random Access
The show will open to the public on October 14 and will run through November 14, open noon to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.
The following is an excerpt from the September issue of Sculpture magazine, written by Michael Howard, who has also written an essay that will be included in the catalog for this show.
“Alastair Noble is an English sculptor living and working in New York. His diverse and compelling body of work includes resonant sculptures and installations that invite viewers to engage in a creative collaboration, and in so doing, to undertake their own imaginative journeys into a terrain where material, space, and ideas coincide in objects of stunning visual power. Noble’s works can be seen as an artistic response to architecture and literature, creating a dialogue between two crucial activities by which we attempt to order and tame the world. Nurtured by the writings of Poe, Mallarmé, Joyce, and Borges, his sculptures are not empty academic exercises in intertextual reading; instead, they give occasion for a rich experience of aesthetic and intellectual delight.”