Tag Archives: sculpture

When they said neon pink…

The faux fur company really, really means NEON pink. Working on seating for the KSpace lounge, details to follow for FeministFuturist!

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Daniela Rivera at the Davis Museum

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“Fragments from a History” by Daniela Rivera, a series of doors with audio poetry, is now at Wellesley College’s Davis Museum. This installation is second in a series of annual commissions.

Rivera has fitted salvaged wooden doors of various vintages with optical lenses and speakers. The doors invite approach, in order to peer through the irresistible peepholes at the center of each. Motion sensors trigger sound: whispered incantations and interviews that are just below the threshold of hearing unless one’s face is pressed against the door.

The installation distills the artist’s own experience as an immigrant and evokes “the loss of the habitual.” Rivera says she explored “the many personal stories of immigration and the loss of familiarity of one’s environment.”

The installation’s an eight channel audio piece designed by Jenny Olivia Johnson.

 

Eva Hesse on American Masters

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Now free to watch on PBS.org or the corresponding app: Artists Flight: Eva Hesse, a documentary about this groundbreaking sculptor of the 1960s. Too long in the shadows, Eva’s work is emerging as some of the most seminal sculpture of the 20th century.

 

Kiki Smith—Under the Horizon

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Over 50 pieces by sculptor Kiki Smith form a building-wide installation at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue on the Lower East Side of New York. One of the first United States synagogues built by and for Ashkenazi immigrants, the structure had fallen into disrepair but is now resurrected. Smith has designed a folkloric iconography—stars, cats, wooden chairs, birds—that epitomizes the divine possibilities of the mundane.

More photos of the gorgeous window—a collaboration between Smith and architect Deborah Gans—are in this article from Hyperallergic.

Directions and history can be found at the Eldridge Street Synagogue site.

Images of Ourselves

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Now streaming on PBS, an interesting survey of representative sculpture and the art of the body in “How Do We Look,” part of the Civilizations series: https://www.pbs.org/video/how-do-we-look-5kwh6n/

pictured: jade Olmec figurines

State of Clay

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State of Clay is a biannual show of Massachusetts clay artists, and I’m included this year. The show opens May 5 and the opening reception is May 6. Juror was Emily Zilber, Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Too Real?

I couldn’t resist reposting this article about Carol May‘s Happy Meal parody sculpture ending up in the trash. Read to the end, which has a short history of other sculptures mistaken for something that needed cleaning.

https://hyperallergic.com/436496/carol-may-unhappy-meal-2018

Maya Lin’s Library

What has Maya Lin been doing lately? Among other things, re-designing a “jewel box” library complex on the historic Smith College Campus. Lin’s innovative design incorporates, among other features, a large, light-gathering prism to bring rooftop sunlight deep into the interior of the library.

https://www.smith.edu/news/maya-lin-shares-design-for-new-neilson-library/

While on campus, visit the College’s Museum of Art, which has a fabulous ladies room designed by Ellen Driscoll and collection highlights like this one by Betye Saar:

https://www.smith.edu/artmuseum/Collections/New-Folder/Art-after-1950/Painting-Sculpture-and-Mixed-Media

 

Boston Biennial Five

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I’m excited to be included in the Boston Biennial 5, opening Today at Atlantic Works Studios. Closing Reception April 22nd.

http://atlanticworks.org/gallery/

http://the-biennial-project.com/BB5_Finalists.aspx

New England Sculptors in Portsmouth

PortsmouthI’m included in the New England Sculptors Association show at the historic Governor Langdon house in Portsmouth, NH. Here I am at my moldmaking demonstration last weekend, showing my two-part mold for the baby head series. The beautiful mansion and grounds host both indoor and outdoor work in bronze, wood, stone, and steel by over 20 area sculptors. On view through September 6.

http://www.historicnewengland.org/historic-properties/homes/gov.-john-langdon-house/gov.-john-langdon-house