Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 1, January/February

Acton, Massachusetts
"New Art Archaeology"The QuarryJust beyond a new cookie- cutter housing development, the woods of semi-rural Acton, Massachusetts, open up into an astonishing sight: an assortment of contemporary sculptures made from wire, granite, and repurposed old...
Atlanta
Scott IngramMuseum of Contemporary Art of GeorgiaScott Ingram's "Blue Collar Modernism" Included collage sketches, paintings, and sculptural Installa tions that underscore his Interest In modern architecture and functional building materials. Following...
Belfast
Graham GinglesThe MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre)Graham Gingles, Ireland's most accomplished sculptor, has been building boxes since the beginning of the '70s, many of them somber meditations on the Troubles realized In an elliptical, covert, and highly...
Bronx, New York
Tony FeherBronx Museum of the ArtsTony Feher likes to keep it simple. As a touring retrospective, most recently attire Bronx Museum of the Arts, amply demonstrated, his unpretentious arrangements of the cast-off detritus of daily life-plastic bags and...
Dia:Beacon
Beacon, New YorkCarl AndreThrough March 2, 2015One of the most radical and egalitarian artists of the 20th century, Andre redefined the parameters of sculpture and poetry through his use of unaltered industrial materials and irreverent approach to language....
Elements of Measure, Classically Inclined: Alun Leach-Jones
Though Australian artist Alun Leach-Jones is known primarily for his paintings, he began to make sculptures more than 20 years ago in 1992. Working in his studio -a converted factory building in North Sydney, near Sydney Harbor-he made three-dimensional...
Exploding Constraints: A Conversation with E.V. Day
After several years of working for private art dealers and artists in their studios, and generally pounding the pavement as young artists do, E.V. Day was content exhibiting in nonprofit venues when the thunderbolt struck. A curator who had shown her...
From the Executive Director
2014 was a fantastic year for the ISC. From the Lifetime Achievement Award gala honoring Judy Pfaff and Ursula von Rydingsvard in the spring to the 24th annual International Sculpture Conference in New Orleans in the fall, we organized more programming...
Isc: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND EVENTS
THE ISC IN NEW ORLEANS: SCULPTURE, CULTURE, AND COMMUNITYFrom October 1 to 4, 2014, approximately 250 sculptors and sculpture enthusiasts from all around the world gathered in New Orleans for the ISC's 24th International Sculpture Conference: Sculpture,...
Lookout: Folkestone Triennial 2014
Folkestone, U.K.Thanks to the Folkestone Triennial, a small seaside town (population 45,000) is well on its way to becoming an art destination. Founded in 2008, the triennial invites artists from around the world to create public projects that "engage...
Los Angeles
Rina BanerjeeL.A. Louver Gallery"Disgust" Is a specific and powerful term; Rina Banerjee uses It to describe bodily response and emotion at the extreme of self-control. She perceives disgust as the trigger for a transformative moment that alters perception....
Los Angeles
Nobuo SekineBlum & PoeA seminal figure in the Mono-ha movement, Nobuo Sekine is particularly associated with its emergence, which was marked by his large-scale earthwork Phase-Mother Earth (1968). for this work, he dug a cylindrical hole in the ground,...
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Krefeld, GermanyNam June Paik Award 2014Through February 15, 2015This seventh edition of the Nam June Paik Award features about 20 bound- ary-breaking new media works by four finalists making use of every- thing from vinyl records to real peo- ple. Under...
Louise Paramor: Big, Bold, and Riotously Colorful
Though Louise Paramor's work inspires an initial reaction of pure visual delight, viewers are advised to look twice and think twice, for things are seldom as they appear. Paramor plays with contradictions and ambiguities, forcing us to ponder, reconsider,...
MoMA PS1
Queens, New YorkBob & Roberta SmithThrough February 2, 2014An artistic enterprise devoted to bringing anarchy to art through conceptual play, Bob & Roberta Smith follow a DIY aesthetic that invites participation and encourages the idea that art...
New York
TungaLuhring Augustine GalleryTunga's intention to generate astonishment and perplexity was more than fulfilled in his fifth exhibition at Luhring Augustine. Abounding with evocations of human shapes, forms, meanings, and connections, "La Voie Humide"...
Nothing Lasts Forever (Not Even Art): Ian McMahon
From mobile tractor-trailers to former churches, Ian McMahon's site-specific work transforms alternative spaces. His sculptures are as much about the appreciation of form as they are about erasure. In other words, enjoy them while they last. They're...
Of Empathy, Appropriation, and Time: Gillian Jagger
How do you solve a problem like Gillian Jagger's label-defying work? It does not fit into any familiar art-market niche and confounds many of the art establishment's trend-conscious poobahs. It is not postmodern- ironic, nor does she send her designs...
Recovering Lost Forms: A Conversation with Penny Harris
Speaking with Australian sculptor Penny Harris about her current body of work opens an exciting conversation about archaeology, trans-oceanic travel, and interwoven stories. Harris is looking for new challenges, and so, she has been accumulating facts,...
Zilia Sánchez: Minimalist Mulata
Zilia Sánchez defies categorical definition. Her high-relief, shaped canvases hover between painting and sculpture. A breakout art world success at the age of 87, she is a Cuban national, who has lived offthe island since the revolution, and she creates...
Zurich
"Lines"Hauser & Wirth"Lines" featured a positively intellectual body of non-works that appeared to want to disappear from view. Beneath curved steel ribs rising up into the ceiling, the industrial-style space of Hauser & Wirth might have been...
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