september, 2021

14sep12:00 pmFeaturedTexas Talks Art: VLM (Austin/Houston) with Veronica Roberts, Blanton Museum of ArtA special online event, part of the Texas Talks Art series

An installation view of a large projected image of a butterfly on the wall, in front of an abstract work.

Event Details

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 | 12pm CT

Join Austin and Houston-based artist VLM in conversation with Veronica Roberts, Blanton Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Texas Talks Art is an unprecedented multi-institutional initiative intended to introduce the work of artists across the state of Texas to a wider audience. Taking the form of virtual 30-minute lunchtime talks, the series features 50 Texas artists and artist collectives in conversation with 50 Texas curators beginning in January 2021. Talks are free and take place every Tuesday at noon CST. For a list of upcoming programs and more information, please visit texastalksart.org.

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About the Speakers

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Virginia Lee Montgomery (b. 1986, Houston, TX), who prefers the moniker VLM, earned her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin (2008) and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University (2016). VLM works as a professional scribe, or Graphic Facilitator, traveling the country to diagram the development of ideas at group meetings and conferences, a role which serves as an entry point for several of her video works. She has had numerous solo shows at museums and galleries world-wide, including Hesse Flatow, New York (2020); Lawndale Art Center, Houston (2020); New Museum, New York (2019); Times Square Arts Alliance (2019).

Her sculpture, video, and performances have been included in over 70 group exhibitions, including The Socrates Annual, Socrates Sculpture Park (2018). More recently, her work was featured in “Exquisite Corpse of the Surreal” at the Menil Collection, Houston (2020); “Virtual Dream Center: PreCog Screening” at the Queens Museum (2019); the New York Independent Film Festival (2019); “An unbound knot in the wind: Anna Betbeze, Louise Bourgeois, Youmna Chlala, Virginia Lee Montgomery, David Wojnarowicz” at Hessel Museum of Art, CSS Bard, Hudson, NY (2018). She lives in Texas and works between Texas and New York.

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Veronica Roberts joined the Blanton in 2013 as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Among the exhibitions she has organized are: Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWittNina Katchadourian: Curiouser, and Ed Ruscha: Drum Skins. Prior to working at the Blanton, Veronica worked at the Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.

Feature Image Caption: VLM, Butterfly Birth Bed, 4K Digital Video, 05:35, Commissioned by the Lawndale Art Center of Houston, Texas, Courtesy the artist, 2020

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(Tuesday) 12:00 pm

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