An Artist’s Perspective
Saturday, October 7 | 2 pm
$25 members | $35 non-members
Connect with the special exhibition True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism! Sign up for guided tours that provide conversation-based insights from artist LaQuincey Reed and OKCMOA Educator Bryon Chambers. Reed’s artistic practice involves the same technique used by Auguste Rodin, the lost-wax cast method. Attendees will get an insider’s perspective into Rodin’s artistic process, including sculpting in clay, mold-making, and a better understanding of how Rodin’s bronze sculptures—both large and small—continue to amaze audiences today.
About LaQuincey Reed
LaQuincey is an artist and Elected Member of the National Sculpture Society based in Oklahoma City, OK. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BFA in studio art and after graduation worked as a sculptor assistant on the Oklahoma Landrun monument. He has been commissioned to complete works for the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Baptist University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Cleveland County Courthouse, the Oklahoma State Capitol, and other institutions. He exhibits his artwork across the country and his work was part of Brookgreen Gardens’ exhibit on Emerging Stars in American Sculpture and was selected for the Skirvin Hilton Hotel and Paseo Arts Association Artist in Residence SPACE program.
About True Nature
True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism is a major exhibition on sculptor Auguste Rodin, organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recognized as one of the greatest sculptors since the Renaissance, Rodin pioneered an approach to his art that aimed not only to capture the physicality of his subjects but also their psychology. Organized thematically, True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism delves into the Classical influences on Rodin’s sculpture, the artist’s focus on portraiture, and his exploration of movement and the human body.
The over 60 works by Rodin in the exhibition are contextualized by additional works by his fellow Impressionists, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Edgar Degas, and Paul Cézanne. Curated by Leah Lehmbeck and drawing entirely from LACMA’s collection, True Nature features not only sculptures (in both bronze and marble), but also paintings, prints, and photography by Rodin and his contemporaries. In all, the 100 works of art in the exhibition tell a rich story of Rodin’s sculpture and its place in fin-de-siècle France.
Image Credit: Unknown photographer, Rodin placing the plaster ‘Clenched Hand with Imploring Figure’ on a pedestal, in the Pavillon de l’Alma, Meudon, 1906. Musée Rodin