Providence AS220 Project Space An in-your-face, freedom-of-speech quality informed Thomas Morrissey’s recent installation about the summary worth of creative endeavor. His life’s work was arranged, boxed, labeled with limited descriptions, and given a by-the-pound valuation. Heavy-duty, locked chain-link gates made the collection inaccessible, and an overhead security camera remained trained on his intellectual and artistic
New York Sonnabend Gallery When Rona Pondick’s sculptural installations first appeared in the mid-1980s, their raw expression of abjection, feminist rage, infantile greed, and intimations of mortality was startling. Roughly made, her unsettling works were ambivalent, psychological, and completely uncanny: elongated lead beds, beds protruding baby bottles like teats, weird agglomerations of children’s shoes and
New York AC Institute Heide Hatry, a German artist and former antiquarian bookseller, recently assembled a collection of contemporary incarnations of the book—from ancient text to high-tech video—and installed her selections in a library-like setting at AC Institute in Chelsea.
New York Gladstone Gallery Miroslaw Balka’s 2 x (350 x 300 x 300), 36 x 36 x 29 / The Order of Things—a large-scale, welded sculpture of weathering steel—is an obverse rhomboid, split into two equal sections with darkened water pouring into each half.
Venice, California Very Small Fires Gallery Anna Sew Hoy’s work has a lot to do: it refers to the politics of display and consumer culture, makes note of the DIY aspect of art-making, and comments on personal lifestyle.
Dublin Kerlin Gallery Aleana Egan’s richly evocative sculptures, which range from the representational to the abstract, recall various types of spaces. Many of her works are created out of welded steel, but she also incorporates more fragile materials such as cloth, string, plaster, and cardboard.
Buenos Aires Ruth Benzacar Gallery A beetle inside a glass bubble, the pink entrails of an unrecognizable being, a stone cave with insects embedded in its walls, and a number of organic, wall-mounted forms representing some kind of shelves but failing to support anything other than themselves created an atmosphere of mystery in Miguel Harte’s
Cincinnati Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery The adjective “wooden,” with its stolid overtones, has no place in discussions of Robert Fry’s wood sculptures. The works recently on view in “Redux” are lively excursions into an imaginary world where nothing actually moves, but much of it looks as though it might, just when
New York Howard Scott Gallery At first glance, one might mistake Hiroyuki Okumura’s stone forms for a return to Surrealist sculpture, with comparisons ranging from Hans Arp to David Hare. But after taking the time to examine his machine- and hand-worked protrusions and indentations, one realizes that they have little in common with Surrealism or,
Venice, California L.A. Louver The works featured in Matt Wedel’s “Sheep’s Head” exhibition can be perceived in one of two ways—somewhat saccharine and silly or muscular and profound. The balance that he achieves between these two poles makes his sculptures challenging, significant, and moving.