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Screwing with Order: Gyöngy Laky’s Art

Thursday, Aug 25 1:00PM - 2:30PM PDT


Artist Gyöngy Laky has deep roots in North Beach living here in 1965 and 66, then moving here permanently in 1981.  Her illustrated talk will discuss her art and studio practice.  It will conclude with a video of her creative process.  Her life experiences as an immigrant and artist have just been published in a 328 page book, Gyöngy Laky, Screwing with Order, assembled art, actions and art practice.  

Born amid the bombings of World War II, Laky escaped from post-war, Soviet-dominated Hungary; was sponsored by a family in Ohio; went to grade school in Oklahoma; eventually settled in Carmel and went on to study at the University of California, Berkeley. She followed this with a nearly 30-year tenure as a professor at the University of California, Davis.

Laky will discuss her extraordinary personal story and her innovative art-making process  providing insight into her studio practice, activism, and life philosophy, which champions sustainable art and design, original thinking, and the value of the unexpected.  Her imaginative sculptural artworks are in many private and public collections. Laky’s adventurous panoply of art-making has also taken her outdoors to create occasional temporary land art and site-specific works -- most recently two in Italy.
Screwing with Order: Gyöngy Laky’s Art
August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 873 7061 9595
Passcode: 415
Presenter: Artist Gyöngy Laky (b.1944 Budapest, Hungary) exhibits her work nationally and internationally (solo exhibitions in England, Denmark, Hungary and Spain and her art has been included in the Federal Art in Embassies exhibitions in Thailand, NATO in Belgium, Poland and a permanent artwork now in the new Embassy in Kosovo). Her work is in 26 permanent public and museum collections here and abroad. Earlier in her life she was commissioned by the Federal Art-in-Architecture Program creating a large work for the Social Security Administration, Richmond, CA.

With a team of three, she helped develop the Arts Master Plan for the new US Federal Food and Drug Administration campus in Maryland.  She is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. The Bancroft Library at UC, Berkeley, released her oral history in 2003 and her personal papers are housed in the Smithsonian Institution‘s Archives of American Art. As of 2005, Laky is Professor Emeritus of University of California, Davis, where she was Chair of the Department of Art mid-1990s.

REGISTRATION FOR INTERNATIONAL GUESTS:  If you have a US phone number, you can register using the registration form on this page. If your phone number is outside the United States, email donna@nextvillagesf.org  your name, email, and address and let me know you want to register for Gyöngy Laky's Zoom. The 1PM start time is Pacific Daylight Savings time, adjust for your time zone if needed (California = UTC/GMT -7 hours).

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