On the Cover:
Rodney McMillian, From Asterisks in Dockery, 2012. Vinyl, thread, wood, paint, and light bulb, view of installation at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo: Brian Forrest, Courtesy Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects and Maccarone Gallery, NY.
Executive Director’s Letter:
This issue of Sculpture kicks off the new year with works that range across the field, from Rodney McMillian’s engagements with form, history, and identity to Eduardo Abaroa’s investigations of everyday materials and Cécile Andrieu’s comments on language and frictions between East and West, to Jess Benjamin’s meditations on climate change, Jill Bonovitz’s idiosyncratic ceramic sculptures, and Diane Simpson’s fusions of architecture and clothing.
After a very successful year at the International Sculpture Center (ISC), we will continue to build on the achievements of 2016 with new programming at our satellite office at Mana Contemporary and at Grounds For Sculpture. Check out our strategic plan, available at www.sculpture.org, to see our vision and goals for the year ahead. A quick summary of the highlights includes our awards programs, which will recognize an inspiring educator, a group of talented young artists just beginning their careers, and two sculptors who have reached the pinnacle of achievement. Lynda Benglis and Tony Cragg will be presented with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on April 26 in New York City (see page 71). In addition, we will celebrate International Sculpture Day at Mana Contemporary with a TASk Party with Oliver Herring; to learn more, you can sign up for the mailing list. Finally, our annual conference will be held in Kansas City, October 25–28, 2017. We hope to see many of you there and at other events.
-Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director