Conservator Talk: Marc-Christian Roussel (via Zoom)

Listen in as art conservator Marc-Christian Roussel discusses the development of 20-century welded metal sculpture and his recent restoration of The Billiard Player III (The Billiard Player), a metal sculpture by David Smith that is currently on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art.

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About the Conservator

Marc-Christian Roussel has a background in studio sculpture, art history, and metalwork. His training includes work in bronze casting, blacksmithing, and metal fabrication. In 1990, he joined the family conservation business, Roussel Studios, where he is currently president. The firm was founded as C. ROUSSEL INC. in 1977 by Christine Roussel, internationally acclaimed author, art historian, and art conservator. Before joining CRI, Marc was president of an independent company involved in major conservation projects and the casting and fabrication of sculptures for artists.

Roussel Studios team offers a full range of services to artists’ estates, a reigning monarch, and several central New York art institutions with extensive collections including iconic monuments of international importance. In addition to the conservation and maintenance projects Marc has managed for the Neuberger Museum of Art, his work includes Henry Moore’s Reclining Figure at Lincoln Center; D.C. French’s Forward atop Wisconsin’s State Capital dome; AT&T’s iconic sculpture Spirit of Communication; Rockefeller Center’s Atlas and Prometheus; and restoration work on the Statue of Liberty.

Marc has worked with the Estate of David Smith for more than 25 years and wrote an essay, “Nothing You Can Speak About” Methods and Materials in David Smith’s Sculpture,” for the recently published David Smith Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné 1932-1953.

For more information, visit Roussel Art Conservation.

About the Exhibition

David Smith: Billiard Players includes a selection of works executed from 1935 through 1945, a crucial period in the artist’s artistic evolution. Smith examined the figure of the billiard player in many variations as a way to advance open sculptural forms, synthesize sociopolitical subject matter into his own personal iconography, and explore the fluidity between representation and abstraction in depicting volume, motion and time.

The exhibition is on view through the end of February 2022.

Event Location and Ticket Information

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Times: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event
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Presenter: Neuberger Museum of Art
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