Free Artist Lecture This Thursday: Brian Tolle

If you have been on the UW campus and walked past the east side of the William H. Foege building recently, your eyes were likely drawn to a new work of art by Brian Tolle. The massive cedar sculpture is titled Stronghold, and Tolle will be at the Henry Auditorium this Thursday at 7pm to speak about the creation of this impressive work.

Photo by Kurt Kiefer

Artist Lecture: Brian Tolle
Thursday, April 10, 7 PM
Tickets are now available at the Henry admissions desk. Seating is limited. First come, first served.

New York based artist Brian Tolle, best known for his city-block-sized Irish Hunger Memorial project in Battery Park City, has recently completed a monumental work of sculpture for the University of Washington campus in Seattle. Stronghold (2007) is a 23-foot diameter effigy of the base of a massive old-growth tree, like the ones that may have been on the university’s campus before logging. Painstakingly built from 2×6 cedar lumber, the sculpture seems like a low-resolution digital image — very realistic from a distance and obviously constructed up close.

This lecture sponsored by the UW Public Art Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission, the UW School of Art, 4Culture, and the Henry Art Gallery.

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