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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

One on One with Squeak Carnwath

Vija Celmins: Blackboard Tableau #1, 2007-10

On Thursday evening, February 2 at 6:30, Squeak will be at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to participate in the museum’s One On One gallery talks. “Get a singular take on a work of art each Thursday evening as one artist, curator, or specialist shares a perspective on one artwork.” From January 26 through March, past winners of the SECA Art Award will discuss works by other artists on view at SFMOMA.

In 1980 Squeak received the SECA Art Award. On Thursday she will talk for 20 minutes about one of her favorite pieces, Vija Celmins’ Blackboard Tableau #1 (pictured above). Please join her at 6:30 in the Haas Atrium (ground floor, main entrance) before moving into the gallery.

If you go to SFMOMA for Squeak’s One On One gallery talk, or for any other reason before April 3, 2012, be sure to see Fifty Years of Bay Area Art: The SECA Awards, which includes a painting Squeak did in 1979, My Own Ghost #3 (Small Songs #2), as well as a 4-minute video in which Squeak “details the process of making her paintings and considers the ways viewers might approach her work.” There are lots of other artworks and videos of artists in the exhibition as well.

For more information about upcoming shows and other places to see the artwork of Squeak Carnwath, please visit her website at and look for her calendar.