Exhibition Talk: Ann McCoy
Monday, December 5
101 Spring Street
New York, NY
A talk with Ann McCoy on the work of Richard Long. McCoy discusses the works on view in the exhibition Richard Long in addition to presenting an alternative perspective on Long’s work and career in relation to direction, time, and ancient forms. The talk is free and open to the public.
Ann McCoy is a New York-based sculptor and painter whose career began in 1972. She is a working artist, as well as a curator and art critic, who writes for the Brooklyn Rail. McCoy taught in the Art History Department at Barnard College from 1980 through 2000. Her Barnard class appeared in the documentary Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale. She lectures on art history, the history of projection, and mythology in the graduate design section of the Yale School of Drama.
She has written about artists working with projection including William Kentridge, Tony Oursler, Nalini Malani, and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Her work is included in the following collections: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Australia, the Roy L. Neuberger Museum, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others. McCoy is a winner of the Prix de Rome, the D.A.A.D. Kunstler Award, and American Award in the Arts. She worked with Prof. C.A. Meier, Carl Jung’s heir apparent for twenty-five years in Zurich and has a background in Jungian psychology and philosophy. She also studies alchemy.