Art At Noon

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Lori Waselchuk
installation view of Lenka Clayton's work, "The True Story of a Stone". It is a gallery view with a classic Greek marble sculpture of a woman on the right and a small lifesize marble sculpture of a pekin duck. The walls have various types of paintings and ephemera, hung salon-style. An ornate rose-colored stained glass window is in the center of the gallery wall.

Artist Lenka Clayton will share recent works that intersect with time spent in archives.

Lenka Clayton (b. 1977) is a British-American interdisciplinary artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Clayton graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, in 1999. In 2006, she earned an MA in Documentary Direction from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK. Clayton is the founder of An Artist Residency in Motherhood, which takes place inside the homes and lives of artists who are also parents. Key exhibitions include A talking parrot, a high school drama class, a Punjabi TV show, the oldest song in the world, a museum artwork, and a congregation’s call to action circle through New York (with Jon Rubin), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY (2017), and Object Temporarily Removed at The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2017). Recent group exhibitions include The Grand Illusion at the 2019 Lyon Biennial, France; and Apollo’s Muse at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY (2019). Clayton has received support from the Warhol Foundation and The National Endowment for the Arts. Her work is held in collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; and others. She is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. 

The Art At Noon lectures are supported by the Behrend Family in memory of Rose Susan Hirschhorn Behrend, a former docent at the Academy and great supporter of its education programs.  

Image: Partial installation view of Lenka Clayton's installation, "The True Story of a Stone", currently on view at PAFA in Rising Sun: Artists in an Uncertain America.  Photography by Constance Mensh