Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery Douglas Coupland’s first solo museum show, “everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything,” took viewers through a sprawling cultural foray into today’s schizoid society. Coupland’s early schooling included a diploma in sculpture, and this influence is felt throughout the show.
Buenos Aires Del Infinito Gallery Del Infinito Gallery opened its 2014 season with a show of works by Elena Dahn, an artist who uses plaster and silicone to create abstract volumes that occupy both walls and floors.
Fresno, California 1821 Gallery Ed Gillum’s recent work combines various artifacts to create models of a post-Baudrillardian universe, in which the world of mass-produced simulacra and the authentically personal live together. Collected in the aptly titled “Chance Encounters,” these works began with the discovery and repurposing of stainless steel sheets.
Mark Malmberg’s robotic mobiles, most of which are solar-powered, twist, chirp, whirl, and whistle. Just add a little sunlight and witness the fascinating signs of something that approximates life. This life emerges not out of muck and slime but out of a contemporary profusion of silicon, circuits, and machinery.
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?”