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 out to nameless fabricators to be manufactured—bigger, shinier, more expensive—and then sold to trophy-seeking Russian oligarchs

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Robert Hudson: Sculpture Builder

In a studio piled with industrial scrap, busted-up cast iron plumbing fixtures, fragments of architectural decoration, and kitsch, Robert Hudson builds semi-abstract metal sculptures. He begins without drawings or models, makes a base, welds a support on top of it, and then adds elements by trial and error.

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