Mentor Profile: David Pagel

September 11, 2012

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OK Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship Mentor David Pagel
Courtesy of Claremont University website

David Pagelis an associate professor, curator, and art critic. He writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times.  

His recent curatorial projects include projects such as the seven-artist “critics as curator” exhibition called Pieceable Kingdom at  Beacon Arts in Inglewood, CA and softcore HARD EDGE co-curated with Marianne Elder at the  Art Gallery of Calgary, Alberta. He curated Underground Pop at Parrish Art Museumin Southampton, NY, 2010 where he is an adjunct curator.

His recent publications include “Fast Times: Slow Looks” in Wendell Gladstone, D.O.A., S.O.S., ETC.; “The Handmade Imagination of John Frame” in Three Fragments of a Lost Tale, for The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens; “Unassuming and Nutty” in Dion Johnson, New Paintings, Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, Ohio; and “Cool Compassion: Steven Criqui’s Pop Pathos” in Steven Criqui: A Retrospective/Memorial, for the University of California, Irvine.  

He has an MA in Art History from Harvard University and a BA in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University.  He is currently Associate Professor of Art Theory and History in the School of Arts & Humanities at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA.

Pagel presents about his work at a public panel September 15, 1-3 pm at the OKC Museum of Art. “Visibility & Vitality: Contemporary Art Criticism Now,” will feature Pagel  with Sylvie Fortin and Gregory Volk and be moderated by Shannon Fitzgerald.