Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 6, July/August

Art at the Table: Lucy + Jorge Orta
Lucy + Jorge Orta's work is situated at the intersection of performance art and objectmaking, where symbol conflates with tool and relational aesthetics merges with physical forms. Their earliest concerns continue into the present, with additional issues...
ATLANTA: Ruth Laxson
Museum of Contemporary Art of GeorgiaAn endless fascination with language defines Ruth Laxson's work. She combines mathematical equations, musical annotation, graphic symbols, and text to create a unique syntax. "Hip Young Owl," her recent retrospective,...
BOSTON: Murray Dewart
Boston Sculptors GalleryIn Guardian of the Vows, a small, serene bronze with an architectural presence, two tiny towers flank a patterned, rectilinear center. The tops of the towers screw on and off; you can put things in them, provided you roll them...
BUENOS AIRES: Adriana Varejão
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos AiresAdriana Varejão is one of Brazil's most important contemporary artists. "Histories at the Margins," her recent survey exhibition, featured her entire universe of thoughts and concerns, including paintings,...
Commissions
PHIL ALLARDSpaceballPonta Delgada (Azores), PortugalIt's no secret that our dependence on plastics has gotten out of hand. Although we've known for years that entire islands of garbage have been growing in the world's oceanic gyres, their presence has...
Drawing Mindmaps: A Conversation with ANTE TIMMERMANS
Ante Timmermans, a Belgian artist based in Zurich, is best known for his contemporary approach to drawing in which the two-dimensional transforms into a three-dimensional universe. The spare, simple techniques that define his drawings also characterize...
EDGE IS IMPORTANT: A Conversation with ANTHONY CARO
Earlier this year, I sat down with my longtime friend Sir Anthony Caro in his London studio. The idea was simple: Would it be interesting to generate a conversation between two sculptors whose work is very different, but who share many common influences?...
From the Chairman
For the third time since the ISC introduced its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991, we will be honoring two sculptors in one year. This month we are proud to announce that the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to world-renowned sculptors...
GARRISON, NEW YORK: Roy Staab
Garrison InstituteRoy Staab's recent large-scale, ephemeral sculpture Wheel of Time, created in May 2012, is made up of hundreds of drilled and pegged, intersecting bamboo poles harvested from the Garrison Institute's 100-acre woodland. Bamboo is considered...
Isconnects
In 2011, the ISC launched ISConnects, an innovative program developed to reach new audiences and increase collaboration with cultural institutions around the globe. Panel discussions, exhibition tours, and artist lectures kicked offthe program in 2011...
LIM DONG-LAK'S Geometry of Light
Korean sculptor Lim Dong-Lak, who divides his time between Busan and Paris, creates large-scale stainless steel forms that occupy time as well as space and affect the light in their environs. Last summer, nine of his sculptures (dating from 1996 to 2009)...
LONDON: Damien Hirst
Tate ModernWhen I walked into Tate Modern for Damien Hirst's retrospective, I was very positive and full of expectations, but I leftwith contradictory thoughts-not about Hirst's work per se, but about the value of an anthological exhibition devoted to...
LOS ANGELES: Blue McRight
Samuel Freeman GalleryBlue McRight's recent exhibition, "Quench," featured a semi-installational aggregation of nearly 50 individual pieces. These objects emerge from a loosely linked set of concepts involving nature, personal experience, and environmental...
LOS ANGELES: Cheryl Ekstrom and JD Hansen
Leslie Sacks Fine ArtCalifornia sculptors Cheryl Ekstrom and JD Hansen are both drawn to the difficult subject of war and its aftermath. Their new series, "Post War Dance," seeks to find a symbolism capable of depicting the most draining of human and...
LOS ANGELES: Jason Meadows
Marc FoxxNow hitting mid-career and midstride, Jason Meadows is a sculptor's sculptor who often invokes the lexicon of 20th-century Modernism with his skilled choreography of volumes and materials while emphatically embracing a postmodern love of cultural...
Munich
A Space Called PublicThrough September 30, 2013Last year, in a boldly unconventional move, the City of Munich asked Elmgreen & Dragset to curate a ninemonth temporary art project. "A Space Called Public / Hoffentlich Öffentlich," features works by...
NEW YORK: Jim Osman
Lesley Heller WorkspaceIn a very smart show, Jim Osman has taken the cast-offs of his earlier projects in wood and stacked them together to create frontally oriented, open sculptures. The seemingly off-hand manner in which he fashions his square or rectangular...
NEW YORK: Wang Xieda
James Cohan GalleryBased on the title of Wang Xieda's first New York solo show, one might expect a focus on figurative or narrative content. Describing a grammatical construction, "Subject Verb Object" seems to imply the depiction of subjects engaged...
OSHAWA, ONTARIO: Gerald Beaulieu
The Robert McLaughlin GalleryThere is a god of maize in the British Museum, an artifact that represents an enduring Central American myth from the Popol Vuh in which corn becomes the main ingredient in the creation of the first people. By 1000 AD, corn...
Political by Nature: A Conversation with Nnenna Okore
Sometimes an artist's use of materials is in itself political, as in the case of Nnenna Okore. Born in Australia and raised in Nsukka, a town in southeastern Nigeria, she explores a range of artistic materials and influences, creating installations and...
QUEENS, NEW YORK: "Civic Action¿"
Noguchi Museum and Socrates Sculpture Park"Civic Action," though much smaller in scope, celebrated the same spirit of activism and social engagement on view at Documenta XIII in Kassel, Germany, and Manifesta 9 in Genk, Belgium, last summer. Countering...
Realeasing Spirits: A Conversation with Eileen MacDonagh
Born in County Sligo, Eileen MacDonagh studied art at the Institute of Technology, Sligo and Limerick School of Art. In 1982, she attended an International Sculpture Conference in San Francisco, where she was first introduced to the idea of sculpture...
ROME: William Kentridge
MAXXIMuch has been written about William Kentridge's epic installation, The Refusal of Time, which was produced for Documenta XIII. After Kassel, the piece was reconfigured and moved to MAXXI, Rome's still relatively new Museum of the Art of the 21st...
Sculpting the Voide: A Conversation with Lucía Vallejo
Lucía Vallejo began her career as an art historian. The subject of her research, Giorgione, foreshadowed the path of her later artistic trajectory, which follows a deep interest in symbolism and late Renaissance and Baroque color. Despite having talent...
VANCOUVER: Attila Richard Lukacs
Winsor GalleryKnown for realist paintings of virile, eroticized figures during the '80s and '90s, Attila Richard Lukacs has since moved on to a psychological realm of submerged illusions and maze-like puzzles. Classical and mythological evocations are...
WASHINGTON, DC: Joan Danziger
Katzen Arts Center at American UniversityThe two-story atrium of the Katzen Arts Center, aggressively bisected by a large staircase that leads to the upper galleries, has always been a challenge for exhibiting painters and sculptors. Its robust architectural...
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