To say that Pietrasanta resembles the Vatican sounds—and indeed is—absurd. But consider this: Pietrasanta, like the Vatican, is a small community that stands at a distinct remove from the rest of the world. Yet Pietrasanta is—again like the Vatican—the center of an empire that spans every continent of the globe.
Although Utica, New York, seems an unlikely place for a utopian-style artist residency, it is nonetheless home to Sculpture Space, a unique urban retreat for those interested in working in three dimensions. While most residencies are founded in the belief that a rural setting far from the din and distractions of city life provides the
The sculptures of Mel Kendrick are remarkably various: they twist and rotate and pulse as engaging experiments in positive and negative space. From the start of his career, in the early 1970s, Kendrick has taken a strong interest in piecing together parts and planes of wood, sometimes painting his work to accentuate the relationship between
Anna Maria Botero didn’t intend to become a sculptor. Perhaps partly as a reaction to the success of her uncle Fernando, Colombia’s most famous artist, she started in biology, working with primates in her country’s jungles.
Ursula von Rydingsvard is known for monumental works, usually in cedar, that evoke her Polish heritage, her hard childhood in Polish refugee camps in Germany, and childhood games and family. Her abstract compositions also evoke the body as a metaphor for our innermost yearnings and struggles.
Alison Saar’s sculpture not only functions as art, it also speaks to issues that go beyond the purely sculptural. Often described, even by herself, as being caught between different worlds, racially, artistically, and poetically, Saar has crafted from her multiplicity of origins a figural and narrative art form that exalts ambiguity as a significant component
Gender, space, and forensic biography are the three themes that British-born, Australian artist Deej Fabyc has crisscrossed and crafted together in her performative installations over her 15-year career. She aims to interrogate the viewer with a range of work that is often demanding, aggressively thought-provoking, and sometimes shocking in its raw content.