Simon Verity returning to Duke

January 20, 2015 — January 31, 2015
Caroline Bruzelius

Sculptor Simon Verity will be returning to Duke in January, 2015. During his residency, he will be working with The Lives of Things project to recreate a sculpture, Head of a virtue from Notre-Dame Cathedral, held in the Nasher Museum’s permanent collection. Students and faculty participating in the project will document Verity’s work using videography and 3D photography techniques with the purpose of examining processes used to create medieval sculptures. During his visit, Verity will also meet with several Duke courses and will be giving two public talks.

In 2013, Verity visited Duke and worked with faculty and students on the project Old Stones and New Technologies. He also presented a lecture at the Nasher Museum of Art, along with getting involved in other activities around Duke. A blog post by Nasher Student Intern Sharon Chan about his previous visit can be viewed here.

Check out Duke Today’s story on Simon Verity and the Wired! Lab’s current work.

UPDATE 2/11/15: Watch Simon Verity work and hear from Art History students who had the opportunity work closely with him during his residency. Video courtesy of Duke Today.

UPDATE 1/21/15: Check out our growing collection of images from Verity’s visit below. More photos available here.

Photos courtesy of the Nasher Museum of Art’s Flickr account and Kyle Wilkinson.

Event information:

Tuesday, January 20th, 5:00pm

The Portals of Paradise, A Sculptor Talks About Caring Stone

Location: Collision Space (A266, Bay 10, Smith Warehouse).

This event is sponsored by the Wired! Lab, the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Bass Connections, and Duke Arts.

Tuesday, January 27th, 4:00pm

Location: Nasher Museum

This gallery talk will focus on a 13th-Century head of a virtue from Notre Dame in Paris, which now in the Nasher Museum’s collection, as well as other medieval architectural sculpture on view in the gallery.

More information here.