August 6, 2022
  • August 6, 2022


Kennedy Yanko’s mixed media sculptures exude a sense of duality

by on August 4, 2022 0

The artistic process can be full of spontaneous and seemingly fortuitous discoveries that come with self-reflection. “What becoming ‘White, Passing’ wasn’t initially about race,” reveals Brooklyn-based painter and sculptor Kennedy Yanko, the 2021 artist-in-residence at Miami’s famed Rubell Museum. However, weeks of introspection during this intensely focused program will ultimately result in three...

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5 sculptures for ‘Summer of Stone and Steel’, unveiled at Juliet’s Tavern in Joliet – Shaw Local

by on July 29, 2022 0

Lockport’s Betsy Dvorak loves the arts, especially local art, and that’s why she came to Juliet’s Tavern in Joliet on Thursday night. That’s when the Art Movement in Joliet, a voluntary organization, unveiled five sculptures for its second annual summer sculpture exhibit and raffle, “Summer of Stone and Steel.” “I really like the sculpture,”...

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Monroe Isenberg’s sculptures aim to mend the broken ties between man and nature

by on July 8, 2022 0

Finding a rough piece of rock or an uneven surface of brown soil in the built environment immediately seems like an uncommon phenomenon. The encounter is fueled by the gaping binaries between humans and nature created over the years; rendering the shared harmony between the two obsolete. The practice of questioning “anthropocentric hierarchy” defines...

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Ivan Navarro’s sculptures navigate the economic and political connotations of daily life

by on July 1, 2022 0

The stifling political environment reduces the possibilities of the creative imagination. Yet, if the arduous task of transforming the constrained environment into a fruitful site of artistic exploration is accomplished, the proposals are well restored in the memory of the spectators. New York-based Chilean sculptor Ivan Navarro is one such conceptual artist who grew...

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Inauguration of the Haudenosaunee Creation Story Sculptures Saturday | New

by on June 10, 2022 0

PLATTSBURGH — World-renowned Mohawk potter Natasha Smoke Santiago has spent the past year wrapping Haudenosaunee cosmology in clay. His clay sculptures for Plattsburgh’s Haudenosaunee Creation Story Sculptures will be dedicated Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peace Point Park, 4 Dock Street in Plattsburgh. The sculpture group includes the turtle...

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An array of colorful sculptures resembling human figures by a local sculptor will soon be launched in Floriana

by on June 7, 2022 0

Local sculptor Antoine Farrugia launches an unprecedented work, this time with a colorful array of sculptures that resemble the human figure, created in 2017. Made from Globigerina limestone from Malta, known as Franca In Maltese, the sculptures effortlessly capture elements of Maltese culture and will be on display at the Phoenecia Hotel in Floriana...

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Wangechi Mutu brings his sculptures to Storm King

by on June 6, 2022 0

Wangechi Mutu, the Kenyan-born multidisciplinary artist best known for her clay and bronze sculptures and collage paintings, has been visiting the Storm King Art Center in New York’s Hudson Valley since she was a student at Cooper Union, then Yale, in the 1990s. “It reminds people, like a place of pilgrimage,” she says of...

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Leilah Babirye’s sculptures dedicated to queer bodies take over New York and beyond

by on June 3, 2022 0

Art Osman Can Yerebakan Installation view, Leilah Babirye, Agali Awamu (Ensemble), 2022, in “Black Atlantic” from the Public Art Fund at Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York. Courtesy of the artist, Gordon Robichaux, NY, and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London. Photo by Nicholas Knight and courtesy of Public Art Fund, NY. Leilah Babirye’s summer on Fire...

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Welcome to Jurustic Park, where scrap metal is turned into prehistoric sculptures

by on May 31, 2022 0

About 4 hours northwest of Milwaukee, right in the middle of Wisconsin, is the Jurustic Park outdoor museum and sculpture garden. Here, prehistoric-inspired sculptures are made from salvaged metal, old cans, bicycle parts, shovel blades and whatever else Clyve Wynia, an 84-year-old artist and amateur paleontologist, recently found at breakage. I visit the museum...

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In pictures: Discover Robert Rauschenberg’s startlingly minimalist sculptures that are making the rounds at Gladstone Gallery

by on May 30, 2022 0

Co-curated with the Rauschenberg Foundation, Gladstone Gallery’s exhibition “Robert Rauschenberg: Venetians and Early Egyptians, 1972-1974” caused an unexpected buzz during Frieze New York, featuring rarely shown minimalist sculptures by the artist more known for his mixed media paintings. But should we be surprised? The show coincided with the sale of Thaddeus Ropac to Frieze...

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Storm King adds new sculpts

by on May 27, 2022 0

Works by two artists, plus a film screening The Storm King Art Center isn’t just about stunning backdrops in a scenic location on the Hudson: the 500-acre park in New Windsor uses its site and sculptures to survey the world at large. Although much of his sculpture is permanently installed, he also mounts seasonal...

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From Kali to Venus, UK museum showcases sculptures of goddesses that define ultimate female power

by on May 20, 2022 0

LONDON: Seductive, warrior or nurturing, goddesses and other female spiritual beings from around the world are at the center of a new exhibition at the British Museum. Titled “Female Power: From Divine to Demonic,” it includes ancient carvings of the Roman goddesses Venus and Minerva and the Egyptian lion-headed goddess Sekhmet, as well as...

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Gabriel Chaile’s colossal clay sculptures are alive with ancestral history

by on May 5, 2022 0

This layered history was also felt in Chaile’s upbringing. He first studied visual arts at the National University of Tucumán, a public university, before obtaining a scholarship to attend Torcuato Di Tella University in Buenos Aires, one of the most expensive private universities in Buenos Aires. Argentina. Chaile considered the experience strange. He felt...

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William Koong turns scrap metal into sculptures

by on April 22, 2022 0

With the rise of Greta Thunberg, the climate crisis has never been so talked about. Among those calling for action before it’s too late are some of the world’s leading ‘eco-artists’, William Koong, a scrap metal sculptor based in Klang. Klang-based scrap metal sculptor William Koong Sustainability is increasingly becoming the standard of living...

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14 Weirdest Sculptures From Around The World

by on April 16, 2022 0

Art is subjective. Whether you are looking at a famous painting, an abstract sculpture or an old drawing, your interpretation will be different from others. This is especially true when it comes to sculptures. While many are human-shaped or resemble objects we know, this is not always the case. There are weird and wonderful...

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Caterina DeRousse’s sculptural clothing is deliciously rustic and excessive

by on April 12, 2022 0

For their senior collection at SAIC, Caterina was largely inspired “by the absurdity of stardom,” she says, “from A-List celebrities to influencers.” The stark detachment of the disposition of celebrities from the material conditions of reality is a “fascinating and infuriating” subject for Caterina, and informs much of her practice. “I wanted to create...

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Jeff Koons sends sculptures to the moon

by on April 11, 2022 0

This year, Jeff Koons will enter two arenas for the first time: the metaverse and the moon. The artist has announced that he will send 125 miniature lunar sculptures into space, each about an inch in diameter, which will remain on permanent display on the moon. The artwork aims to “explore the imagination and...

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Artist Distorts Reality in Stunning Surreal Sculptures

by on April 4, 2022 0

Hong Kong-based artist Johnson Tsang creates porcelain artwork with a twist, often literally. He sculpts rubbery, lifelike human faces that are distorted in mind-blowing ways reminiscent of surrealist paintings. Looking at each is like looking into Tsang’s subconscious. In some of the busts, hands emerge from the head to manipulate the face, such as...

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‘Juntos’ to showcase sculptures by UNM art students

by on April 2, 2022 0

UNM sculpture students from Professor Randall Wilson’s Beginner and Advanced Sculpture Courses work on their projects. (Courtesy of Corrales Historical Society) These days, what could be better than a free event in a historic place? On Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10, the University of New Mexico Sculpture Program and the Corrales Historical...

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Oh no, Jeff Koons sculptures go to the moon

by on March 29, 2022 0

Nowadays, outer space has become a destination of choice for people who hope to distinguish themselves as particularly rich and terrible. So the news that artist Jeff Koons will be sending lunar-journey sculptures for permanent installation on the moon almost makes too much sense. Maybe someone from Koons’ team read our 2018 report on...

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Chocolate and gold sculptures are ‘bittersweet’ at Somerville Museum

by on March 1, 2022 0

Santiago Montoya, “Chocolate Hippo (I)”, 2022. Chocolate and 24 carat gold.Santiago Montoya for the Somerville Museum SOMERVILLE — El Dorado, the mythical city of gold sought after by the 16th century conquistadors in South America, was, like all paradises, only a dream. “Bittersweet,” Colombian artist Santiago Montoya’s exhibition at the Somerville Museum, reflects this...

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Mary Anderson Clark’s Haven School Sculptures Illustrate Evanston’s Women’s Public Artwork

by on February 25, 2022 0

One of four sculptures in front of Haven Middle School. (Photo by Gay Riseborough) Evanston boasts several outdoor public works of art that are easily accessible for viewing. Four six-foot-tall Bedford limestone figures greet students at the main entrance to Haven School, 2417 Prairie Ave. The sculptures are by Mary Anderson Clark, a Chicago...

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