Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 35, No. 7, September

Behind the Scenes
A Conversation with Mark DionMark Dion creates sculptures and installations that explore and critique the history of science and institutional representations of nature. For decades, he has attempted to "understand the ideas that have shaped our social...
Boston
Laura EvansBoston Sculptors GalleryLaura Evans is best known for her bronze versions of brown paper lunch bags-crinkles, folds, and all. Real lunch bags are meant to be disposable ephemera. Evans's bronzes will last for the ages. They're comical. Tucked...
Buenos Aires
Cristina SchiaviMiranda Bosch GalleryAn important artist in the history of Argentine art, Cristina Schiavi is also a curator and manager of major projects, including Basilico, which she developed for international residencies. After several years without...
From the Executive Director
This issue investigates work exploring our relationship with the natural and cultural environment: Ruben Ochoa's sculptures and installations capture movement and transition in diverse materials, Anne Hardy's poetic structures call attention to the strangeness...
Heroic Inventions
Philadelphia artist Lewis Colburn creates whimsical objects and installations that embrace a histrionic sensibility of character- with materials playing the starring role. From elaborately staged photographs and performances to meticulously sculpted...
Isc Opportunities On- Line Now
After years of planning and coordinating, ISC Opportunities is now on-line only. ISC Opportunities connects members with the most current and extensive sculpture-focused opportunities, including apprenticeships & internships, calls for artists, competitions,...
Miami
Nari WardPérez Art Museum Miami"Sun Splashed," Nari Ward's recent retrospective, employed penetrating humor and quotidian materials to recalibrate views about race, culture, and faith. The opening themes included immigration, social justice, the urban...
Museum Tinguely
BaselMichael LandyThrough September 25, 2016Countless artists of anarchic bent have found inspiration in Tinguely's example of kinetic instability and subversive auto-destruction, not least Landy, who has translated these principles into searing performances...
Napa, California
Paul Kosdi RosaPaul Kos's career as a major figure of Bay Area Conceptualism began during an extended visit to di Rosa, back when it was still a fledgling vineyard and Rene di Rosa, its owner and founder, was beginning to accumulate what would become...
Newark, New Jersey
Pat LayAljira, a Center for Contemporary ArtPat Lay, who retired not long ago from the MFA program that she founded at Montclair State University, recently mounted a major retrospective at Aljira, a prominent nonprofit space in downtown Newark. Curated...
New Paltz, New York
Andrew LyghtSamuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York"Full Circle," the recent retrospective of Guyana-born Andrew Lyght, featured five decades of sculptures, installations, drawings, paintings, and prints-categories that blur and overlap...
New York
Alina SzapocznikowAndrea Rosen GalleryAlina Szapocznikow was a supreme bricoleuse. She treated the odd assemblage of parts constituting the human body as her scrap box, junk heap, and obsession. During her brief life (1926-73), she used all aspects and...
Palazzo Vecchio/ Piazza Della Signoria/ Forte Di Belvedere
FlorenceJan FabreThrough October 2, 2016Artist, playwright, and stage director, Fabre explores the border between reality and dreams, creating fantasy works that frequently descend into nightmare. His bizarre mix of animal and human metamorphoses, unusual...
Slippery Things
A Conversation with Anne HardyAnne Hardy's architectonic forms and assemblages of decorated debris appear as alien building blocks governed as much by a calculated configuration of misshapen objects as by Duchampian conceits. Part of a poetic platform,...
Sweat Equity
A Conversation with Ruben OchoaFrom a public intervention mounted on freeway walls to undulating poles mimicking birds in flight, Ruben Ochoa's sculptures and installations capture movement, transition, and formal beauty using raw construction materials-everything...
Tel Aviv
Elmgreen & Dragset Tel Aviv Museum of Art"Powerless Structures," part of a series begun in 1997, was also the title of Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset's first exhibition in Israel and the third installment of "Bio - graphy," a joint project with...
The Creator Does Nothing
A Conversation with herman de vriesherman de vries (who deliberately renders his name in lowercase) lives in Eschenau, Germany, close to the Steigerwald. This forest-and nature in general-is his studio. According to de vries, nature is "our primary reality."...
The Fix: Tobias Sternberg's Artful Repairs
One afternoon in October 2015, I leftthe Sculpture offices early to take a broken recycling bin to a nearby contemporary art gallery, thinking how ironic that such objects are themselves non-recyclable. When I arrived at Transformer-a nonprofit gallery...
Washinton, DC
JeffSpauldingCurator's OfficeAlmost a decade ago, Curator's Office led a conspicuous cultural shiftby avoiding DC's usual gallery locations of Georgetown and Dupont Circle and opening on 14th Street in Logan Circle. Faced with skyrocketing rents when...
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