Installation view of Sarah Blaustein: Present Tense, 2023, ICA San José. Photo: Impart Photography
Tuesday, May 16
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The ICA San José is pleased to host a talk by art historian Alexander Nemerov, the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Nemerov will speak about Blaustein’s solo-show Sarah Blaustein: Present Tense. After Nemerov’s talk, Blaustein will be in conversation with Elizabeth Sullivan (Vice President, Pace Gallery) on Sarah Blaustein: Present Tense, a series of site-specific, lush, bodily paintings installed in the Front Gallery to create a full-sensory experience.
Please join us on Tuesday, May 16th at 6PM.
About Sarah Blaustein
Blaustein was born in 1982 and grew up in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. She studied at the New York Studio School, Art Students League of New York, Syracuse University in Florence, Italy and the University of Michigan School of Art and Design. Some galleries that she has exhibited at include Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Paul Thiebaud Gallery (San Francisco, California), Berry Campbell Gallery (New York, New York), Prince Street Gallery (New York, New York) and Hackett Mill Gallery (San Francisco, California). In 2022, she showed a new body of work Sum of Sensations at a private viewing at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto for a salon event with Alexander Nemerov, the Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. In Jan 2023, she showed a select body of work at a private salon hosted by Jennifer Stockman, the former Head of the Guggenheim Board, where Alexander Nemerov spoke about her work. Her solo-show Sarah Blaustein: Present Tense is on view currently at the ICA San José. Additionally, she has a solo-show at Berggruen Gallery on view Sarah Blaustein: Recent Paintings (San Francisco, CA). Her show at Berggruen Gallery will be on view from May 5th – June 10th 2023.
About Alexander Nemerov
Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Nemerov recently published Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York (2021), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. He has published many books, including Summoning Pearl Harbor (2017), Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine (2016) and Fierce Poise: Helen Frankenthaler and 1950s New York (2021) and The Forest: A Fable of America in the 1830’s. In 2019, he wrote the catalog for the show Seeing Picasso at Pace Gallery.
About Elizabeth Sullivan
Elizabeth Sullivan is Vice President at Pace Gallery. After receiving her master’s degree from Bard College in the History of Decorative Arts, Design, and Material Culture, she held positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Sotheby’s. Elizabeth, who joined the gallery in 1999, managed the representation of several renowned Pace artists. She continues to work closely with James Turrell, Tara Donovan, and Damian Loeb.
Elizabeth has helped organize and execute numerous international exhibitions of work by these artists and was instrumental in Pace’s Menlo Park Pop-up exhibition showcasing immersive digital installations by the Japanese art collective teamLab. Elizabeth also ran Pace Gallery in Palo Alto from 2016 through 2022, curating over 20 exhibitions of influential Pace artists. She continues to work in the bay area with Pace Gallery.