May 8, 2012 / 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
FREE admission; reservations required*
Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Des Moines’ art community may remember Tony Feher’s participation in the Art Center’s widely
popular 2006 exhibition Aisle 5, which focused on contemporary artists using everyday materials
in entirely unexpected ways. A guest again this spring on the occasion of the first survey
exhibition of his career, Feher will deliver an illustrated lecture that navigates audiences through
the two major aspects of his artistic output: his “studio” work—the sculptures featured in the
show—and his architectural installations, including a major public commission for the grounds of
the federal district courthouse in Rockford, Illinois, which has been a work of art nine years in
*Seating is limited. Please make your FREE reservations at 515.271.0313 or via e-mail beginning
Friday, April 20. Include a name for the reservation, the lecture you wish to attend (Feher), a contact
e-mail address or phone number, and the number of seats requested.
Tony Feher is organized by Claudia Schmuckli, Director and Chief Curator, Blaffer Art Museum at the
University of Houston. The exhibition and publication are made possible, in part, by The Cecil Amelia
Blaffer von Furstenberg Endowment for Exhibitions and Programs, Houston Endowment Inc., ACME.,
Anthony Meier Fine Arts, Hiram Butler and Devin Borden, D'Amelio Terras, Jennifer and Jeff Eldredge,
The Pace Gallery, Despina Papafote Caldwell and Don Ballard, Julie A. Cohn and John A. Connor,
Douglas and Jennifer Bosch, Martha Claire Tompkins, Sissy and Denny Kempner, Mary and Bernard
Arocha, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Hiendarsanti Darmodjo, Heidi and David Gerger, Theodore J. Lee and
Marc A. Sekula, Judy and Scott Nyquist, and Kenneth and Michelle Zagorski.