John Clement is a mid-career sculptor whose studio is now located in Long Island City, Queens; until recently, he had been working at an outdoor studio in Bushwick. The new space is across the street from Mark di Suvero’s workshop, where Clement learned the basics of welding metal sculpture some two decades ago.
Washington, D.C. National Museum of African Art With dagger raised, a nail-studded, 19th-century nkisi nkondi by an unknown Yombe artist stood guard, while beyond, the evil boss in William Kentridge’s 1991 animated film Mine raged over his desk.
Ursula von Rydingsvard is “just getting over not being called an emerging artist.” In an art world where stars rise overnight, oftentimes in their 20s and 30s, it has taken von Rydingsvard some time to become a marquee name.
Laguna Beach, California Laguna Art Museum Tanya Aguiñiga, who works at the intersection of furniture design, craft, and fine art, recently created a powerful installation that reveals her extensive knowledge of the sea. Based on the complexity and specificity of this temporary work, it is fair to say that this MFA graduate from the Rhode
Laguna Beach, California The Peter Blake Gallery Jan Maarten Voskuil’s work probes the nature of dimensionality with an expanded vision that liberates aesthetic solutions from what was thought possible. Consequently, his sculpted paintings or painted sculptures are hybrid forms.
Finding rats in the gallery is not usually cause for celebration at an art opening, but such was the case for Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s installation Silentio Pathologia (2013) at the Macedonian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale. Hadzi-Vasileva has been pushing the boundaries of unusual art “materials” for some time, using salmon and chicken skins, silk worm
Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas sees heads as metaphors for the spaces they inhabit and the abstract ideas they generate. Using the joined last names of her mother, Margaret Strong, and her father, George Cuevas, she studied at the Art Students’ League in the 1960s with John Hovannes, who taught her to carve wood and stone.
Beijing Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology Anita Glesta’s multimedia installation, Gernika/Guernica, stitches together two earthshaking events, the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 and the bombardment of Guernica in 1937.
New York Peter Freeman Gallery Mel Bochner, who is best known for his theoretical notations and use of basic materials such as stones, masking tape, walnuts, glass shards, burnt matches, and chalk, began his career using mathematically derived determinants as a means to articulate a playful, albeit rigorous analysis of sculpture.
Toronto Christopher Cutts Gallery Ed Zelenak’s recent show, “Divining the Frontiers,” marked a new departure in his work with a grid-like series of tin on copperplate pieces. These sculptures are incredibly distant from Zelenak’s monumental Pop Minimalist fiberglass works such as Traffic (1968–69) or his bronze sculptures, which build a volumetric feeling of space out