Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 32, No. 4, May

CHICAGO: Richard Hunt
McCormick GalleryRichard Hunt's recent exhibition of rarely seen early sculptures and works on paper was a remarkable mini-retrospective of pieces never exhibited outside his studio in Benton Harbor (Michigan) since they were created in the mid-1950s....
Color as Material: A Conversation with TILMAN
Tilman is definitely an artist's artist. I first encountered his two-dimensional, non-objective work about 10 years ago while staying at the Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art (CCNOA) in Brussels, where he was the artistic director. I grew quite...
Commissions
INGES IDEELittle Red Riding Hood and...Potsdam, GermanyIn 1942, in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, senior Nazi officials initiated the "final solution," leading to mass deportations and ultimately, the Holocaust. Three years later and only 10 kilometers...
Dangerous Structures: A Conversation with Alice Aycock
With an encyclopedic quest for knowledge that seeks no iconic style, Alice Aycock mines the universe for all that is primeval, intuitive, technological, and irrational. Spinning millennial layers into whorls of complex structures, she asks: What's life...
Danh Vo
Solomon R. Guggenheim MuseumNew YorkThrough May 27, 2013For Vo, winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, history-with its complex political, religious, and cultural dynamics- is reflected in individual life stories, including his own. (His family fled Vietnam's...
EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK: Costantino Nivola
The Drawing RoomTrained as a mason in Sardinia, where he was born and raised, Costantino Nivola (1911-88) embraced carving and casting throughout his career. Though this background equipped him with a profound knowledge of traditional materials and techniques,...
EPHRAIM, UTAH: Jared Steffensen
Central Utah Art CenterJared Steffensen's solo exhibition, "Mom's always afraid I am going to hurt myself...I usually do," was at once blithe and sophisticated, sparking an unexpected (and even overlapping) dialogue between skateboarding and formalism....
From the Chairman
In February, International Sculpture Center Executive Director Johannah Hutchison and Conference and Events Manager Erin Gautsche hosted a special ISC event-the International Sculpture Symposium. We all know our international symposiums are a big deal....
LOS ANGELES: Charles Ray
Matthew Marks GalleryFigurative sculpture has been a mainstay of Charles Ray's work since his early days as an artist, when he pinned his elevated body against the wall with a board (Plank Piece I and II, 1973) and arranged himself naked on metal shelves,...
Making the Bridge Breathe: A Conversation with Douglas Hollis
Douglas Hollis's three San Francisco studio spaces reflect the dimensions of his increasingly complex, collaborative public art. A square room dominated by computer monitors could be an architect's office. The small downstairs shop is neatly gridded...
NEW YORK: Dave Cole
DODGEgalleryOn first seeing Dave Cole's recent exhibition, I was struck by the animatronic and craftfeatures in its main attraction, The Music Box, a 13-ton asphalt compactor reconstructed into a working music box that plays "The Star-Spangled Banner."...
Pat Hoffie and the Sublime Impossible
In a lush Japanese forest, adjacent to the Yokohama Zoo, Pat Hoffie's Harvester for Disappearing Dreams of Wildness invited participants to trap and share the essence of captive animals' dreams. Gathered in remote funnels placed throughout the forest,...
PORTLAND, OREGON: Crystal Schenk
Miller Fine Art GalleryCrystal Schenk's installation Artifacts of Memory started offas a vague image in her mind connected to the loss and longing that she experienced after her mother's suicide. She captured these qualities by creating a circular field...
Public Sculpture in an Age of Diminishing Resources: A Conversation with CLIFF GARTEN
To enter CliffGarten's Venice studio is to encounter a visual dialectic of public and private that speaks to our times. On one wall is Being and Home, an impressive suite of 10 independent sculptures depicting living creatures, all meticulously rendered...
SAN FRANCISCO: Ann Weber
Dolby Chadwick GalleryAnn Weber's large organic sculptures exist in the borderland between abstraction and figuration. Many of her swelling bodies evoke the female form, while others are products of her ingenious imagination. We are also reminded of...
SHERWOOD PARK, ALBERTA CANADA: Lyndal Osborne and Sherri Chaba
Strathcona County Art Gallery @ 501Last year, environmental protests against the Keystone XL pipeline shook the White House and sent ripples through the presidential election campaign. This ongoing debate put Alberta-a once quiet Canadian province-into...
WEST BRETTON, U.K.: Joan Miró
Yorkshire Sculpture ParkAlthough Joan Miró was an early pioneer of construction, most of his three-dimensional work was concentrated within the latter part of his life. This exhibition, a collaboration between Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the artist's family,...
Zurich: Art and the City
Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, is expanding in all directions, and new neighborhoods are springing up in old industrial zones. One of these neighborhoods is Zurich-West. Companies such as Escher Wyss AG once built their factories here, along with...
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