Highlights from the Robert Swain Panel Discussion

The June 5th panel discussion was a great time and tremendous success. Thank you to all those who were able to join us at 375 Hudson. For those of you who were unable to join us this page will discuss some of the highlights from the conversation, and you can view the full video below. 

 Jay Grimm introduction the panel speakers: (left to right) Tricia Bloom, Donald Kuspit, and Matthew Deleget.

Jay Grimm introduction the panel speakers: (left to right) Tricia Bloom, Donald Kuspit, and Matthew Deleget.

The panel began with presentations by Tricia Bloom who showed works from the Newark Museum's collection that relate to Robert Swain's work.  Moderator Matthew Deleget then spoke about Bob's life and career.  Donald Kuspit then took the floor and introduced numerous ideas ranging from the debate between Goethe and Isaac Newton about how color is perceived to more recent thoughts on color by critic Clement Greenberg.  Questions followed, including a few excellent insights from people who pass through the lobby on a daily basis on their way to their office.

 Tricia Bloom presenting her presentation on contemporary art that resonate with Robert Swain's current work.

Tricia Bloom presenting her presentation on contemporary art that resonate with Robert Swain's current work.