In this panel discussion led by Pilchuck Artistic Director Ben Wright, panelists Einar and Jamex de la Torre and Tommy Gregory think expansively about the roles of public art and share their experiences as artists and administrators in the process of making public art. Hear each artist express how their studio practice informs their work in the public sphere.
Presented in partnership with Koplin Del Rio Gallery (Seattle, WA) where the De La Torre Brothers are currently showing their latest exhibition, Back to the Forest.
ABOUT THE DE LA TORRE BROTHERS
Collaborating brothers, Einar and Jamex De La Torre, were born in Guadalajara, México, 1963, & 1960. In a sudden family move, the brothers moved to The United States in 1972, going from a traditional catholic school to a small California beach Town.The Brothers have been collaborating in earnest since the 1990’s. Their work encompasses installation art, public art, and their signature-style mixed media with blown glass. They have accomplished sixteen solo museum exhibitions, nine major public art projects, and have won three prestigious awards. The brothers have taught workshops and exhibited their work across the world. Next year they will be the featured inaugural exhibition at the Smithsonian Latino Center, Washington D.C.
Learn more at delatorrebrothers.art
ABOUT TOMMY GREGORY
Tommy Gregory is a Houston and Seattle based artist and curator. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Houston in 2005 and his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009. In addition to maintaining a studio practice, Gregory also has a career in art administration, where he was the Public Art Specialist for the City of San Antonio, and the Public Art Program Director and Curator for the Houston Airports, currently is the Public Art Program Sr. Manager and Curator for the Port of Seattle. His work ranges from bronze sculpture to delicate drawing and collage, combining humor with elegance of form.
Learn more at tommygregory.com