Easton, Maryland The Academy Art Museum Baltimore artist Chul Hyun Ahn builds meticulously tricked-out boxes. Wall-mounted or resting on the floor, they hold singular abstractions. Ahn manipulates light and mirrors, both one-way and conventional. He carefully positions mirrors, light-emitting diodes, and fluorescents, staging and framing complex, multi-mirror reflections in which light takes shape, darts around
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago As individual artists, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger diverge wildly in terms of interests and means of execution. Miller’s candy-colored phallic sculptures and reworkings of homoerotic porn are orgiastic, playful, and irreverent, as was his recent installation, In the Garden, which situated his collages and paintings in a landscape
Washington, DC Katzen Arts Center, American University As Patrick McDonough would be the first to say, he doesn’t like to repeat himself. “brightveridiansentinelevents,” his seventh solo project in Washington, DC, since completing his MFA at George Washington University in 2010, again demonstrated his prolific inventiveness.
Los Angeles Regen Projects Liz Larner’s work has followed a varied and contradictory trajectory, and her most recent exhibition underscored the diversity of her nonlinear ideas and idiosyncratic approaches. A number of conceptually related but visually disjunctive objects were displayed: a dozen mid-size ceramic and epoxy pieces, two large paper and aluminum structures, a mini-exposition
London Regent’s Park The 2013 Frieze Art Fair featured three components, Frieze London, Frieze Masters, and an outdoor sculpture exhibition—all in Regent’s Park. Originally a royal hunting ground, the park includes an artificial lake, tennis courts, cricket ground, children’s playgrounds, and the London Zoo.
London The Curve, Barbican Art Gallery Geoffrey Farmer’s The Surgeon and the Photographer consists of 365 puppets (one for every day of the year) constructed of collaged elements from second-hand books and magazines combined with intricate supports and fabric bodies.
Basel Museum Tinguely For an artist’s work to stand out among the sculptures in the Museum Tinguely, a space hyper-charged with multi-sensory stimuli, is almost impossible. Tinguely’s enormous found-metal, kinetic constructions, which boom and bang when activated, are overwhelming in terms of scale, presence, and sound, seemingly subjugating the entire museum.
Bellevue, Washington Bellevue Arts Museum Organized by the American Museum of Ceramic Art in Pomona, California, “Wit and Wisdom: Patti Warashina” later traveled to the Bellevue Arts Museum, where BAM curator Stefano Catalani expanded its offerings with loans from local collections.
New York McKenzie Fine Art Born in Britain, ceramic sculptor Ursula Morley Price now lives in southwestern France. She is known for her fluted vases, bowls, and jars, which begin in craft and end in a place where craft cannot be denied as fine art.
Lenox, Massachusetts The Mount For 16 seasons, sculptor Ann Jon has organized outdoor exhibitions in Western Massachusetts, attracting increasingly able artists as time has gone on. The venues for SculptureNow have also changed, as the show migrated from the Berkshire Botanical Gardens to the streets of Stockbridge, Great Barrington, and Lenox.