Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 2, March

2015 OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD CEREMONY AND "littleSCULPTURE": TWO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 25TH INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CONFERENCE IN PHOENIX
The ISC hosted its 25th International Sculpture Conference: New Frontiers in Sculpture in Phoenix, Arizona, November 4-7, 2015. At every conference, attendees have the opportunity to participate in the ISC's "littleSCULPTURE" show. The 2015 exhibition...
Art as Identity: 21c Museum Hotels
Two doormen flanking the huge glass entrance to a 10-story, circa-1912 building renovated in 2011-12 as the 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati literally open the door to art. This hotel is one of several 21c Museum Hotels, an entity founded by Kentuck - ians...
BANBRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND: Mark Revels
BANBRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELANDMark RevelsF.E. McWilliam GalleryMark Revels is a young Irish artist who initially trained in London as a set designer, a disciplined grounding that he brings to bear on his relatively recent career as a sculptor. His latest...
Bernar Venet Selling the Wind
When 26-year-old Bernar Venet met Marcel Duchamp in New York in 1967, he boasted that his works were more radical than those made by the father of the readymade. It was another artistic luminary, Christo, who introduced the pair, having described Venet...
BOSTON: Leigh Hall
BOSTONLeigh HallAtlantic Works GalleryThe Atlantic Works Gallery, at the edge of Boston Harbor, occupies the top floor of a repurposed building that was once part of the East Boston shipping industry. Leigh Hall, the sculptor of the two-person exhibition...
CHADDS FORD PENNSYLVANIA: James Welling
CHADDS FORD, PENNSYLVANIAJames WellingBrandywine River Museum of Art"Gradients," a series of nine works placed around the sprawling, picturesque Brandywine Conservancy surrounding the Brandywine River Museum, was subtitled "A Sculptural Installation...
Creative and Destructive Force: A Conversation with Andrea Mastrovito
Deep wisdom meets true child-like creativity in Andrea Mastrovito's work. Eternal human questions-Who are we? From where do we come? Where are we going?-are raised and developed with honest simplicity, the only answer lying in an acceptance of the natural...
DISPATCH: Roberley Bell and Boston Sculptors at Chesterwood
DISPATCHRoberley Bell and BostonSculptors at ChesterwoodMargaret French wrote a line or two a day in the diaries that she kept in the early 20th century. French was the only child of Mary and Daniel Chester French, the sculptor best known for the Lincoln...
Dispersing Form and Energy: Gianluca Bianchino
Gianluca Bianchino has quietly made a name for himself as a sculptor in New York area circles. He has done so despite the fact that his studio remains in New Jersey; although, as he points out, he has made a point of moving closer to New York City, holding...
Dorie Millerson: The Matter of Scale
Think of string-of textiles-used in a sculptural way, and chances are you'll hearken back to Eva Hesse and fiberglass-coated string pieces like Right After (1969) untidily looping down into space from hooks suspended in the ceiling; or what Lucy Lippard...
From the Executive Director
This month in Sculpture, you'll find feature articles on the work of Kiki Smith and Bernar Venet, recipients of the ISC's 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Sculpture Award. This issue also features Gianluca Bianchino's site-specific installations at the crossroads...
ISTANDUL: "Saltwater" 14th Istanbul Biennial
ISTANBUL"Saltwater"14th Istanbul BiennialAs a migration crisis unfolded in Turkey (refugees on rubber rafts were trying to reach Greece from the Turkish coast), a biennial titled "Saltwater" seemed an amazing coincidence. But innocuous as the title appeared,...
MELBOURNE: Erwin Fabian
MELBOURNEErwin FabianAustralian GalleriesIn a society obsessed with youth and innovation, older artists are often ignored and forgotten. Not so with Erwin Fabian, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday with a major exhibition of new works. There...
Museo National Centro De Arte Reina Sofia: Madrid
Museo National Centro de Arte Reina SofiaMadridLuciano FabroThrough April 12, 2016 Among those artists affiliated with Arte Povera, Fabro (who died in 2007) maintained the strongest connection to Italy's venerable, sometimes stifling, past, rooting the...
NEW YORK: Agnes Denes
NEW YORKAgnes DenesSocrates Sculpture ParkThe Living Pyramid, recently installed at Socrates Sculpture Park, marked Agnes Denes's first major New York environmental statement in art since 1982, when she constructed the fabled Wheatfield-A Confron - tation,...
NEW YORK: Mark Hadjipateras
NEW YORKMark HadjipaterasDenise Bibro Fine ArtAmerican artist Mark Hadjipateras, of Greek background and now based mostly in Athens, recently put up a terrific show of grisaille paintings and stained aluminum sculptures. The latter are particularly strong,...
NEW YORK: Tatiana Trouvé
New YorkTatiana TrouvéCentral ParkOn first encounter, Desire Lines, Tatiana Trouvé's installation at the Doris C. Freedman plaza in Central Park, looked like it could have been discarded from a textile mill. Four large racks-each containing spools grouped...
NEW YORK: Ulrich Rückriem
New YorkUlrich RückriemKoenig & ClintonUlrich Rückriem's recent exhibition featured a group of seven sculptures, placed directly on the floor, that should be read both perceptually and conceptually as a single piece. There are no real divisions between...
Personal Curiosity: A Conversation with Kiki Smith
Kiki Smith's pencil hardly leaves the paper as she simultaneously answers questions, responds to a stream of assistants, and decides what to have for lunch. Scratch, scratch, scratch...the crisp sound of sharp lines filling in the hairs of a large fox...
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA: Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA Ilgo Manglano-OvalleChristopher Grimes Gallery"Well 34°01'03"N-118°29'12"W," the title of Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's recent exhibition, represents the coordinates of the Grimes Gallery's location in Santa Monica, introducing a multi-part...
Tate Modern: London
Tate ModernLondonAbraham CruzvillegasThrough April 3, 2016Cruzvillegas's thought-provoking arrangements of disparate, apparently unrelated objects employ everything from feathers and studio props to bowling balls, candles, leaves, and other everyday...
Unnatural Histories of the Natural: A Conversation with Tomer Sapir
In July 2008, an animal carcass of unknown identity washed up on the shores of Ditch Plains, New York. This object, which became known as the "Montauk Monster," has proved to be a major catalyst in the evolution of Tomer Sapir's work. A crypto-taxidermist,...
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