Join Wash U. from 5-7p January 22 for the opening of Sincerely, Stone & DeGuire, which will be on view January 22-February 20. The opening cocktail reception will include the announcement of the Stone & DeGuire Contemporary Art Award at 6p; RSVP for the event by contacting Angela Gunn at email@example.com or 314.935.7382.
Nancy Stone DeGuire (1947-2013) and Lawrence R. DeGuire Jr. (1947-2006) met as undergraduate art students at Washington University; they were married in Graham Chapel in 1969 and earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in 1970. The husband-and-wife duo began their artistic collaboration in 1972, working together as Stone & DeGuire to produce a single object. This partnership evolved from parallel, individual investigations of alternatives to the picture plane—a synthesized interest in spatial concerns, informally united with flexible materials. The force of their work coalesces around ties that bind rather than separate, of an artist collaborative whose shared studio practice is merely one facet of an inseparable personal union.