Pietrasanta: The View from the Outside

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.

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Mel Kendrick: Extended Time

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

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Alison Saar: Exalting Ambiguity

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

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