West Rutland, Vermont The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center Industry and art make for fascinating bedfellows. “Historical Markers,” part of SculptFest 2013, was installed at the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, a model repurposing of a post-industrial facility as an art park and working sculpture studio.
Pittsburgh Wood Street Galleries The wide-ranging exhibitions at Wood Street Galleries are consistently inventive in their focus on n ew media art. Curator Murray Horne presents stimulating digital, virtual, video, and interactive art, as well as installations.
New York Luhring Augustine Gallery Allow me to spread my cards on the table. I consider Reinhard Mucha to be among our most impressive contemporary sculptors. I first encountered one of his works about 30 years ago, and that experience has stayed with me ever since—despite seeing truckloads of contemporary art and the fact that
Breathing Wall 2.0, 2014. Wood structure, Spandex, flexible PVC rod, DC motors, leap motion device, and depth camera device, 8 x 12 ft. View of installation at iMAPpening 2014, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles.
The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum recently paired two sculptors, Blane De St. Croix and Elizabeth Keithline, reinvigorating two tired genres—landscape painting and figurative sculpture. Seven feet tall, about two feet wide, and more than 80 feet long, De St.
Philadelphia The Fabric Workshop and Museum In Lines: A Brief History, anthropologist Tim Ingold observes, “What is a thing, or indeed a person, if not a tying together of the lines—the paths of growth and movement—of all the many constituents gathered there?”
New York Peter Freeman, Inc. I first discovered Franz Erhard Walther’s work in a copy of Avalanche magazine at a newsstand in Harvard Square in 1972. Black and white photographs of Werksatz (1963–69) revealed his use of fabric as a medium to make sculpture.
New York Gladstone Gallery Peter Buggenhout’s recent show, “Caterpillar Logic II,” acknowledged the process that transforms a homely creature into a delicate, beautiful butterfly. An equally striking, if not conventionally beautiful transition occurs in these works—two very large sculptures that, in their complexity, weight, and size, border on installation.
Sarasota Season VII Every two years, the Sarasota Season of Sculpture, headed by Susan McLeod, installs sculptures on Bayfront Drive between the attractive waterfront walkway and the busy Tamiami Trail. This year, curators Fayanne Hayes and Andrew Maass selected 18 sculptures by eight artists; one sculptor had as many as six pieces included, others were
New York The Jewish Museum In 1966, Kynaston McShine presented “Primary Structures: Younger American and British Sculptors” at the Jewish Museum. The show introduced barely known artists, including Donald Judd, Carl Andre, and Sol LeWitt, who worked in a pared-down visual language soon dubbed Minimalism.