Houston artist Jeremy De Prez has been boning up on French installation artist Jean-Pierre Raynaud's work to lead a discussion as part of The Menil Collection's The Artist's Eye series — but don’t expect a straightforward lecture. ''The talk isn't really going to be solely focused on Raynaud's oeuvre. My discovery of the catalogue for Raynaud's 1991 Menil show is serving as a catalyst for a more pluralized discussion,'' he says, adding that he'll touch on other influences and issues that relate to Raynaud's work both directly and indirectly. De Prez believes that when Raynaud first appeared in the early 1960s, the art world was ''heavily congested,'' and he subsequently got marginalized, with almost no recognition in America.
Sun., March 3, 3 p.m., 2013