image: Greg Day, Stephen Varble in the Elizabethan Farthingale, October 1975. © Greg Day.
The Department of Sculpture + Extended Media presents a lecture by David Getsy on Tuesday, March 22 from 12:30 – 2:00pm at the Bowe Street Parking Deck, Room 535, 609 Bowe St., Richmond, VA:
The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble: Genderqueer Performance and Costume Sculpture in 1970s New York City
David J. Getsy is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Art History at the University of Virginia. His books include Abstract Bodies: Sixties Sculpture in the Expanded Field of Gender (2015), Queer (2016), and the forthcoming Queer Behavior: Scott Burton and Performance Art (2022). He recently received the 2022 Award for Distinction from the College Art Association for “A Syllabus on Transgender and Nonbinary Methods for Art and Art History,” co-authored with Che Gossett for Art Journal. He is currently working on a book based on the retrospective exhibition Rubbish and Dreams: The Genderqueer Performance Art of Stephen Varble that he curated for the Leslie-Lohman Museum in 2018. A satellite exhibition, The Gutter Art of Stephen Varble, is currently on view at its fourth venue, the Schwules Museum Berlin.