British sculptor Frances Richardson, 2017 recipient of the Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, endows utilitarian materials such as Perspex and wood veneer with unexpected lyricism and elemental force.
NEW YORK P.P.O.W André Breton once described Frida Kahlo’s work as “a ribbon around a bomb.” His words could also apply to Jessica Stoller’s witty and subversive sculptures, which first seduce and then explode into contrary objection.
Born into an artistic family and trained in the traditional techniques of woodcarving, Paloma Varga Weisz, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, Germany, uses sculpture, watercolor, and drawing to explore a world of masquerades and disguises, revealing histories and creating narratives.
BANFF Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Rita McKeough’s exhibition “darkness is as deep as the darkness is” offers a captivating and critical perspective on natural resource extraction. Set in a mysterious realm, the show focuses on the unheard voices of flora and fauna—perhaps the most vulnerable inhabitants of the terrain exploited and destroyed by extraction industries.
Tracy Linder’s Western roots have nourished her work since she was a student at Montana State University in Billings. Though her installation-based projects often celebrate the nobility of rural life and the natural cycles of the seasons, there’s not a trace of sentiment in her approach.
WASHINGTON, DC Transformer In “Which Yesterday Is Tomorrow?” collaborator artists Dahlia Elsayed and Andrew Demirjian reimagined a future rest stop by riffing on their Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) heritages.
Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Shahzia Sikander trained first as a miniaturist at the National College of Arts in Lahore before moving to the United States in 1993 to pursue her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Few people would consider a breakwater extending out into the harbor as the ideal location for a sculpture. But the U.K.-based artist collective Still/Moving Projects thought differently. Speedwell, their most recent outdoor work, stands on the 915-foot-long Mount Batten Breakwater in Plymouth on the south coast of England.
For over 40 years, Mischa Kuball, who lives and works in Düsseldorf, has worked with various sites: tall buildings in Wuppertal, Düsseldorf, and Toronto; Jewish museums; a synagogue, a mosque in Baku, and the baptistery at Cologne Cathedral; a tram running through a Polish city; bridges in Berlin and Tokushima, Japan.
BEXHILL-ON-SEA, EAST SUSSEX, U.K. De La Warr Pavilion Renee So’s exhibition “Ancient and Modern” centered on themes of gender, playfully upending preconceived ideas about crafts such as knitting, weaving, and ceramics. The show, which followed So’s residency at the West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, demonstrated her joyful experimentation across media and disregard of traditional art/craft hierarchies.