Hany Armanious, Happiness, 2010. Pigmented polyurethane resin and pewter, 27.5 x 43 x 29 in. From “you, your sun and shadow.”

“you, your sun and shadow”

Richmond, Virginia

Anderson Gallery

Almost as if curator Michael Jones McKean had assembled a collection of artifacts for private contemplation, “you, your sun and shadow” offered a meditation on the function of sculpture, implying that it provides opportunities to consider the relevance of subject/object relations in an everyday world. The title invokes an underlying solipsism—not self-absorption, but an inevitable interiority that must be examined through an active engagement with the material poetics of objects. McKean describes sculpture as “a subjective index of dimensional marks and moves, materials and meta-fictions opening inward.” .…see the entire review in the print version of December’s Sculpture magazine.