As a member of the much-celebrated New British Sculpture group in the 1980s, Bill Woodrow captivated the art world with his cut-out ensembles of morphed objects. Since then, he has continually reinvented the possibilities of sculpture, breaking with his original approach to create works made from welded steel and cast bronze, materials that other sculptors
Draped Figure Arms Out, 2013. Fiberglass and paint, 185 x 165 x 60 cm. Daniel Arsham’s work is full of the unexpected: solid surfaces appear to bend and buckle, high-tech equipment looks like it’s existed for thousands of years, and people seem to walk through walls.
Alexandre Arrechea, who was born in Cuba, worked as part of the well-known collaborative Los Carpinteros before embarking on a solo career in 2003. Now, he navigates between living in Spain and exhibiting in biennials from Venice to Taipei and in museums from New York to Honolulu.
When I first interviewed El Anatsui, back in 2006, I was captivated by his use of found materials, form, and social context, but I consciously steered away from critical and art historical issues. To me, there was a more interesting story that acknowledged the heart, particularly in the haunting sculpture Visa Queue (1992).
Shirazeh Houshiary, who was born in Shiraz, Iran, and moved to London in 1974, had her first solo show in 1980 at the Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Early on, she won recognition as part of a group of sculptors, including Richard Deacon and Tony Cragg, who came of age in the 1980s.
Mark Malmberg’s robotic mobiles, most of which are solar-powered, twist, chirp, whirl, and whistle. Just add a little sunlight and witness the fascinating signs of something that approximates life. This life emerges not out of muck and slime but out of a contemporary profusion of silicon, circuits, and machinery.
Breathing Wall 2.0, 2014. Wood structure, Spandex, flexible PVC rod, DC motors, leap motion device, and depth camera device, 8 x 12 ft. View of installation at iMAPpening 2014, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles.
The International Sculpture Center is proud to present the winners of the 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards. This year’s program attracted a large number of nominees from university sculpture programs in North America and abroad.
Bella Feldman, a veteran creator of innovative sculpture, recently exhibited 85 pieces at the Richmond Art Center in a 50-year survey. The daughter of hard-working Polish-Jewish immigrants, Feldman was born in the Bronx, where the only picture on the wall of her family’s tenement apartment was a photograph of Lenin.
Short Term Memory 2009 single channel video installation, looping, silent in the group show Frontier Preachers at the Soap Factory, Minneapolis MN. Curator: Jayme McLellan Visitors to a satellite exhibition that accompanied the Prospect.2 New Orleans International Biennial in 2011 were startled to discover a clawfoot bathtub filled with oversize night-blooming cereus flowers in the