A talk between Caitlin Haskell of SFMOMA and Berkeley surrealist smokepainter, Kevan Jeson
Caitlin Haskell is associate curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). She has curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions at SFMOMA and elsewhere, including René Magritte: The Fifth Season (2018), Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed (2017), and Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA (2015). Following her doctoral dissertation on the critical reception of Henri Rousseau, she has published on modern and postwar artists such as Alexander Calder, Donald Judd, and Walter De Maria, among others.
Kevan Jenson's works are collected in the Centre Pompidou and the Gerald R. Buck collection at UC Irvine, as well as privately. He Frequently produces film projects for video artist and art world provocateur Hito Steyerl. Kevan is a noted Duchampian, and worked for many years with best-selling author and psychologist, James Hillman, on relating the work of Marcel Duchamp to depth psychology. Kevan believes a reconnection of Duchamp to the practice of painting is long overdue.
Setting the Scene
Caitlin and Kevan's talk will take place at The Pauline Kael - Jess Murals House and is hosted by Gibson Art Projects. Jenson's Carbon Sequestration exhibit is currently on display and works from the show will be referenced in the talk.