Julian Hoeber in conversation with Glorian Sutton

Saturday, December 12 at 4:30pm

at Jessica Silverman Gallery


Art historian Gloria Sutton engages LA-based artist Julian Hoeber in a conversation that focuses on how the artist’s work critically transposes architecture and visual art by translating spatial paradigms of the body and the built environment (e.g. exploring notions of interiority, rumination and the liminal). The discussion examines how positivist assumptions about artistic productivity are intentionally frustrated in this new body of work currently on show as “The Inward Turn” at Jessica Silverman Gallery. Referring to pedagogical models of Buckminster Fuller and Black Mountain College, the talk considers the various ways that “failure” can produce meaning for the viewer.


Julian Hoeber (b. 1974, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) has a BA in Art History from Tufts University, a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York), MOCA Los Angeles, Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Rosenblum Collection (Paris), Tang Museum (Saratoga Springs New York), Western Bridge Museum (Seattle), Rubell Family Collection (Miami) and Deste Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art (Athens). Hoeber lives and works in Los Angeles.

Gloria Sutton is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History at Northeastern University and is a research affiliate in the Art Culture Technology Program at MIT. Her scholarship is invested in the ways that durational media have altered the reception of visual art in the post 1968 period. Her book The Experience Machine: Stan VanDerBeek’s Movie-Drome and Expanded Cinema was published by MIT Press in 2015. Gloria received her doctorate from UCLA and has been a fellow at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Getty Research Institute. She is the inaugural web editor for Art Journal.