Conversation with Casey Fremont of Art Production Fund and Artist Richard Phillips
Join Casey Fremont, Executive Director of Art Production Fund, in conversation with artist Richard Phillips as they explore creative ways of engaging with mainstream culture and commerce, and the possibility of remaking society’s engagement with contemporary art. Moderated by Ann Binlot. Presented by Mana Mass.
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Casey Fremont grew up in New York City. While studying for a degree in art history at Boston University, she spent the summers of 2000 and 2002 as an intern at Art Production Fund, and started working there after she graduated in 2004. In 2009, she co-curated That Was Then at Rush Arts, and in 2010 co-curated Look Again at Marlborough Gallery, both in New York. Casey serves on the Young Friends of Acria advisory board and co-chairs the Coalition for the Homeless Artwalk benefit.
Born in Massachusetts in 1962, Richard Phillips lives and works in New York. Phillips is known for his large-scale hyper-realistic paintings, which recall the pictorial style of magazines from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s and reflect on pop-cultural convention. His paintings often take the form of close-up portraits, predominantly of women from fashion and soft porn magazines, but also of pop musicians and political celebrities. He has shown his work in numerous exhibitions in the US and Europe, including in a survey exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, in 2004, and is represented in public and private collections including those of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Denver Museum, Colorado; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; Museum of Modern Art, UBS Paine Webber Art Collection, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Tate Modern, London; and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven.
Ann Binlot is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes on art, fashion, travel, beauty, design, and food, examining the impact of culture and commerce on everyday life and interviewing some of the world’s most influential personalities. Binlot has contributed to publications including ARTnews, Fast Company, Interview, Marie Claire, Monocle, T: the New York Times Style Magazine, and W.
Art Production Fund
Art Production Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to commissioning and producing ambitious public art projects, reaching new audiences, and expanding awareness through contemporary art. Past projects include: Elmgreen & Dragset, Prada Marfa, Valentine, Texas; Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas; Jeff Koons, Seated Ballerina, Rockefeller Plaza, New York; Zoe Buckman, CHAMP, Los Angeles; and Raul de Nieves, “What I Look Into Your Eyes I See The Sun,” Miami, Florida.