Sculpture

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, 2017

2016 Outstanding Educator Award Presented to Linda Fleming
On November 12, 2016, Linda Fleming, Professor of Fine Arts and Sculpture at the California College of the Arts (CCA), received the International Sculpture Center's 2016 Outstanding Educator Award. The presentation ceremony, which was held in the Tecoah...
Boaz Vaadia: Finding Equilibrium
Serenity and a pervading stillness characterized Boaz Vaadia's recent retrospective at Grounds For Sculpture. Admirably displayed both outdoors and in two major buildings, 125 works spanning over 40 years of the artist's career fostered a psychological...
Brian Dettmer Paging through Time
How can history, memory, and cultural knowledge become the materials of sculpture? In Brian Dettmer's hands, books that have lost their original function do just that. Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference volumes represent the physicality...
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
Boothbay, Maine Gary Haven Smith Coastal Maine Botanical GardensBoogie Woogie and Wiggle Room are hardly names one would expect to find for sculptures in stone, but Gary Haven Smith is hardly your ordinary stone sculptor. His approach is somewhere between...
David Zwirner
New York Fred Sandback David ZwirnerThe Minimalist work of Fred Sandback does not cease to amaze, with its elegant simplicity and radical transformation of line into sculpture. Especially when presented in complex installations such as this one, the...
Flashpoint Gallery
Washington, DC Roxana Alger Geffen Flashpoint GalleryThough the chaotic world of parenting is all consuming when one's children are young, it remains a risky theme for art-making. Roxana Alger Geffen boldly titled her multi-part installation Motherload...
Hammer Museum
Los AngelesKevin BeasleyThrough April 23, 2017Beasley's raw and performative work explores the physical materiality and cultural connotations of objects and sounds. A hybrid of assemblage and process art, his sculptures bind personal ephemera such as...
Lynda Benglis I Choose My Dreams
Over the course of her long career, Lynda BengLis has defied easy categorization. From her earliest days in New York, where she moved after graduating from Newcomb College in New Orleans in 1964, her buoyantly outspoken personality and boundless curiosity...
Michael Gitlin: Minimalist Lyricism
While the work of American Minimalist masters such as Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre, and Donald Judd has begun to seem slightly dated, it has not lost its impetus, and the early- and middle-period sculptures of these artists continue to challenge us. Beginning...
Narthex Gallery, St. Peter's Church
New York Barbara King Narthex Gallery, St. Peter's ChurchBarbara King's recent exhibition, "Ribbon Meditations," was shown in the narthex of St. Peter's Church in Midtown Manhattan. For over 50 years, the church, which is committed to creatively shaping...
Renwick Gallery
Washington, DC Renwick Invitational 2016 Renwick GalleryThe Renwick Gallery's biennial invitationals highlight mid-career artists pushing the boundaries of craft. According to curator Nora Atkinson, the 2016 edition, "Visions and Revisions," focused...
Rose Art Museum
Waltham, Massachusetts Sarah Sze Rose Art MuseumSarah Sze is known for her complicated, sprawling sculptures, accumulations of small quotidian things that add up to enigmatic and overwhelming impressions. The meaning of her works is often subsidiary...
The Back Bay Fens
Boston Caoimhghin Ó Fraithile The Back Bay FensCaoimhghin Ó Fraithile's remarkable floating sculpture, placed in the Fens some 400 yards from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising, which eventually...
The Reach Gallery Museum Abbotsford
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Ruth Beer The Reach Gallery Museum AbbotsfordRuth Beer's recent exhibition, "States of Matter," presented a suite of works that are beautiful in their materiality while portraying a sobering subject matter. The show...
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Houston "From Space to Field" The Silos at Sawyer YardsThe Silos at Sawyer Yards are slightly eerie. More than 30 vertical cylinders reach 80 feet into the yawning blackness of the warehouse's ceiling. Scarred floors and walls speak to former industry,...
The Spectacle of Loss Taryn Simon
In the fall of 2016, Taryn Simon presented a unique interactive work, An Occupation of Loss, at the Park Avenue Armory in collaboration with Artangel, London. (Loss, in the work's title, represents the fugitive nature of things, a theme that runs through...
The Void Is Never Empty Gaspar Acedo
Gaspar Acebo, who trained in the fields of painting and drawing, combines these mediums with other techniques and disciplines, including photography. His work is perhaps best defined by its reflection on the interaction of plane and volume, the concept...
Why Did Petah Coyne's Work Make Me Cry?
ELeven years ago, I wept openly in the middle of Petah Coyne's touring survey "Above and Beneath the Skin." Within compulsory, regulated social systems-the ones that determine what options are available for a subject's action and identification - uncontrolLed...
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