OXFORD, U.K. Modern Art Oxford The vulnerability of the bodies suggested in the sculptures is, at times, almost too much to bear, but there are one or two lighter moments amid the seriousness.
Japanese sculptor Noe Aoki has used iron as her primary material since the 1980s, attracted by its physical properties as well as its symbolic associations and role in human history. Composed of rings and lines, her work develops from a repeated process of cutting and welding industrial iron sheets.
GRIMBERGEN, BELGIUM CC Strombeek Rirkrit Tiravanija’s “Another Sunny Afternoon” gives the word “free” a new currency. It appears in the image on the original exhibition flyer and emblazons every T-shirt coming out of the show’s screen printing studio.
Murrell’s sculptures—in bone, wood, iron, resin, and stone, handled with consummate skill and a deep respect for the material—hang from the ceiling, float above the honeyed maple floor, and repose on the floor, arranged in relationships that may seem random at first glance, though they are anything but.
SAN FRANCISCO Catharine Clark Gallery While figuration still dominates Zhang’s approach to ceramic sculpture, there is also a shift toward abstraction, both in his handling of the material and in the objects themselves.