On the Cover:
Kendall Buster, model City (Stage One), 2013. Paper, foam core, cardstock, paint, and glue, approx. 4.49 x 14 x 10 ft. Photo Siemon Allen.
Executive Director’s Letter:
The artists featured this month are genre-busters, collapsing sculpture, architecture, design, technology, and science to play with perception, experience, and sense of place in a changing world. Kendall Buster’s proliferating models ask how sculptural objects behave as architecture and vice-versa, giving new perspectives on spatial control. Hemali Bhuta, whose work is rooted in architectural ideas, rejects permanence and stability in favor of fragility and disruption. Alistair Wilson, another artist interested in ephemerality and process, draws inspiration from manmade places left to revert to nature; while Graeme Patterson roots his installations in places of alienation, where humans and the natural world frequently collide. Mariana Castillo Deball treats architecture as artifact, merging historical accounts and personal experience; and Sofi Zezmer interprets the urban experience through objects that double as organisms.
Don’t forget to visit our sculpture parks and gardens section on page 58 for some great summer travel ideas. More parks and gardens can be found at www.sculpture.org. Speaking of travel, page 80 spotlights the ISC’s first Cultural Art Tour. In February, a small group visited Mexico City, with special access to Zona Maco, cultural sites, museums, and artists’ studios. If you are interested in joining us for future trips, sign up for our mailing list–upcoming possibilities include visits to Cuba, Berlin, and India.
–Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director