Marfa Dialogues

Anstis and Victor Lundy

Anstis and Victor Lundy

25 March - 30 July 2006

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 25, 6pm

Ballroom Marfa is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition titled The Art and Architecture of Anstis and Victor Lundy, which will be on view at the gallery March 25 through July 30, 2006.

The exhibition, curated by art advisor, Suzanne Dungan of Houston and Marfa, will focus on the ground-breaking architectural works of Victor Lundy, the watercolor paintings of Anstis Lundy, and the interplay between the two.

Born in 1923, Victor graduated from the Harvard School of Architecture where he studied under Walter Gropius. In 1965, he was one of five architects who traveled to Moscow in connection with the federally-sponsored Architecture U.S.A. exhibit. (Others were Louis Kahn, Robert Venturi, Paul Rudolph, and Charles Eames.)

Victor Lundy’s work includes the design of the U.S. Embassy in Sri Lanka, the U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, DC, and the “Spaceflowers” structures featured at the 1965 New York World’s Fair, among others. He designed the first architect-designed inflatable building for the Atomic Energy Commission and pioneered the use of the catenary cable suspension system in architecture.

Anstis Lundy began painting seriously in 1970 after pursuing a successful career in architectural drafting. Her “Art World Jokes” series appropriates Pop Art images while other still life compositions feature mundane objects such as light bulbs or toast elevated to iconographic status. Anstis Lundy is represented by the Moody Gallery in Houston.

    artnet Magazine, April 2006

    Generous support has been provided by Ballroom Members. Special Thanks to Lalo Baeza, Levi Bruttomesso, Laura Brugette, Christian Celis, William E. Colburn, DCM Art Services, Clint Devine, Digital Letterpress, Debra and Jerry Fischer, Pris and Tom Foster, Gayle Gordon, Heather Harrison, Patricia Kant, The Maxwell Co., Moody Gallery, Katherine Norris, David and Suzy Pines and Marlys Tokerud.