SuMFA Food for Thought Lecture Series: Francis Cape

Francis Cape has his MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London and was also a resident at the prestigious Skowhegan School in Maine. He is represented by Murray Guy in New York City and Andreas Grimm in Germany.

Francis Cape's 2009 work HomeFront
Francis Cape's 2009 work HomeFront

Here is some additional reading material, offered through the University Libraries’ website, to help you learn more about this popular artist collective. All found through the article database Wilson Web, the links will take you right to the articles (if you are off campus, you will need to enter your name and library barcode first).

In Sculpture magazine, Dominick Lombardi (July/August 2000) interviews Cape about his craftsmanship and art world influences.

In a review of an exhibition at Murray Guy, Nancy Princenthal (“Francis Cape at Murray Guy” in Art in America, November 2004) notes that Cape’s work is full of impulses including “confession and stonewalling, Shaker-style transcendence and Minimalist materialism.”

In a brief review of Cape’s installation, Forest Park, at the St. Louis Art Museum, Eddie Silva (in the Sept/Oct 2004 issue of ArtUS) alludes to the work’s “quiet disruptions of expectation” and “exquisite craftsmanship.”

A final article on Cape’s work can be found in print in Greenfield Library’s bound periodicals. Janet Koplos (“New York: Francis Cape at Murray Guy” in Art in America, Jan. 2000) reviewed Cape’s non-functional cabinetry and drawings on exhibit at Murray Guy. Koplos calls the works a “virtuoso of quiet.”

Find out more information on the Summer MFA Food for Thought lecture series. Lectures are about an hour long, free and open to the public.

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