On the Cover:
Leonardo Drew, Number 186 (detail), 2016. Wood, paint, screws, metal, and Conte crayon, 180 x 109 x 25 in. Photo: Jason Wuche, © Leonardo Drew, courtesy the artist and Sikkema, Jenkins & Co., NY.
Executive Director’s Letter:
This month, Sculpture features artists who transform materials and processes to conceive new ways of approaching sculptural form. Leonardo Drew manipulates created, and sometimes found, materials in ways that mimic natural processes in his cohesive wall reliefs and freestanding works; Richard Nonas creates sparsely complex interventions that reveal a unique response to space as a sense of place; Susan Philipsz uses the physicality of sound to create sculptural experiences; Mitch Mitchell reimagines the medium of printmaking in three dimensions; Marcela Astorga confronts violence in materials that trace absence; and Sam Durant exposes injustices in incisive installations and sculptures that engage with the social realm.
As we move into the end of the year, it’s a time for reflection. A time to take a look at what we have achieved and a time for forward thinking, a look toward new and creative ideas for the year ahead. It is a time to thank all the ISC staff and Board members who work so hard to support our members and subscribers. Page 80 features a brief look at what has happened with Board and staff this year. And please think about donating to the ISC–we can’t get this amazing magazine to you each month without your support.
-Johannah Hutchison, ISC Executive Director