Anina Major connects to her familial lineage as she weaves clay vessels layer by layer. Through her Bahamian heritage, she investigates the uniqueness of being born and raised on an island where the economy and opportunities for upward mobility are directly tied to tourism.
For the past few years, I have had a daily ritual of going down to the Sunoco station to get my morning coffee. While the coffee there is basic, the gas station is not. It sits on the corner boundary of downtown Sarasota overlooking the intracoastal waters that separate the viewer from a barrier island that contours the Gulf of Mexico.
EDINBURGH Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh Before becoming an artist, Condorelli studied architecture. Here, she draws on the work of several Modernist architects, including the postwar playgrounds of Aldo van Eyck in Amsterdam and Lina Bo Bardi’s buildings in Brazil.
Nathaniel Rackowe’s large-scale, futuristic works are fundamentally influenced by modern urban architecture. Spanning sculpture, installation, and public art, his practice is concerned with abstracting the metropolis into units of form.
CHICAGO Museum of Contemporary Art “Forothermore” is a visually dazzling exhibition that showcases Cave’s relentlessly imaginative variations of repurposed found objects, masterfully assembled into works that manage to be both celebratory and poignant.
NEW YORK Bienvenu Steinberg & Partner Every object in Stefana McClure’s recent exhibition, “I See You Seeing Me (Meeting the Female Gaze),” projected thoughts staring back at the viewer, turning printed texts that we all should know (but mostly don’t) into knitted and otherwise reconstructed sculptures.
“I can’t bear sculpture parks that are ‘shop and plonk,’” says Nicky Wilson, director and co-founder (with husband Robert Wilson) of Jupiter Artland, a 100-acre sculpture park in a rural setting just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. “It’s never successful shoving a piece of sculpture on a bit of grass and then saying it’s a well-installed work.”