De Buck Gallery is pleased to share that Stephen Towns is participating in the Fallingwater Institute’s artist-in-residence program June 7 – 27. During his residency, Towns will be engaged in making art as well as completing research on the life of Elsie Henderson, the long-time cook for several wealthy Pittsburgh families, including the Kaufmanns, the family that once owned the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Fallingwater.
An exhibition of Towns’ work, ‘Stephen Towns: Declaration & Resistance‘, will be on view at The Westmoreland from January 30 through April 24, 2022. Organized by guest curator Kilolo Luckett in collaboration with the artist, this exhibition will examine the American dream through the lives of Black Americans. A portrait of Henderson created by Towns will be featured in the exhibition.
During the artist’s residency, Towns and Luckett will host “Live from Fallingwater: Stephen Towns and Kilolo Luckett in Conversation” as part of an ongoing webinar series presented by Fallingwater. They will discuss the significance of Towns’ residency, the inspiration behind his artistic practice, and the new work being created for his exhibition at The Westmoreland. The livestreamed webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 23 at 1pm, and is free and open to the public. Register below: