Working across sculpture, drawing, and painting, Ackroyd creates installations that bring together the body, architecture, and sexuality in nightmarish and uncanny ways, excavating memory and history to confront the viewer with new notions of femininity and power.
Recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award “Whether I’m making a large or small object, I hope it will make sense to have that particular scale and form together, and that it will give off enough visual energy to shake the air around it.”
London-based Olivia Bax makes brightly colored sculptures whose tactile, handmade aesthetic derives from the pulp and papier-mâché that she uses to cover steel, chicken wire, and foam armatures.
John Rainey is a young Northern Irish artist whose work I first saw in 2016, when I marked him down as “one to watch.” Unlike many Irish artists, he was largely trained in England, at Manchester Metropolitan University and at the Royal College of Art in London.
Doctor y Licenciado en Ciencias Biológicas de la Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, Pablo La Padula desarrolla una obra donde arte y ciencia se retroalimentan como dos partes inseparables e indiscutibles en su intervención creativa para llevar adelante cada proyecto.
Kris Lemsalu’s work explores the mysteries, wonders, and absurdities of birth, life, and death. Like artists past, she considers these themes (the stuff of art since the beginning of human time) and poses the same existential question: What’s it all about?
Employing an invented language of the human form that re-articulates heads, hands, ears, limbs, and sexual organs, David Altmejd’s figures present an assemblage of dispersed parts that give the impression of a body shattering and shuddering into being.
Online at Field Projects in New York and at Outer Roominations in Eureka, California Nancy Tobin’s sculptural installations were recently on view in “Afterlight Online,” on the Field Projects website, and at Outer Roominations, a festival of outdoor sculpture and installation in rural northern California.
A gigantic worm burrowing through a museum, bouncy sea barriers, a statue of an Iraq War veteran, and a walking map silhouetting a woman’s profile: these are some of the temporary sculptures currently installed along England’s southeastern coast as part of “Waterfronts,” a project exploring ideas of borders and nationhood.