Ballroom Marfa hosted a lecture by artist Mary Weatherford, “Agnes Pelton and the American Transcendental” to complement After Effect, an exhibition in Ballroom’s galleries. The lecture took place at the Crowley Theater in Marfa, TX.
A painter herself, Weatherford spoke on the work of Agnes Pelton, a member of the historical Transcendental Painting Group active in New Mexico in the 1930s and ’40s.
The Transcendental Painting Group’s manifesto identifies their aim as carrying “painting beyond the appearance of the physical world, through new concepts of space, color, light and design, to imaginative realms that are idealistic and spiritual” in an effort to “widen the horizon of art.” Watch Weatherford’s lecture below or visit Ballroom Marfa’s Vimeo page.
“Agnes Pelton and the American Transcendental” is made possible in part by the generous support of National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, the Ballroom Marfa Board of Trustees and Ballroom Marfa members.
In-kind support from SAVED Wines.
Special thanks to the Big Bend Sentinel, Tim Crowley of the Crowley Theater, JD DiFabbio, Rashid Johnson, Laurel Lange, David Kordansky, Marfa Public Radio, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, Kurt Mueller, and Gory Smelley.