by Maud Bryt. Bruce Gagnier talks about the new figure sculptures and watercolors in his studio. He has started incorporating color in his sculptures and altering them after the plaster casting point, a departure for him. "I think formalists are empiricists; I'm definitely in the metaphysical camp. What you really see is not there," he … Continue reading A Studio Visit with Bruce Gagnier
Recorded April 2021. Led by Sculptor Garth Evens, and joined for the talk by Karen Wilkin, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Rachael Bohlander. Sculpture Forum confronts Grief & Grievance: Art and Mourning in America, a show, envisioned by curator Okwui Enwezor, encompassing 97 works by 37 Black artists working in the United States. Video and … Continue reading Grief & Grievance: A Discussion
by Choghakate Kazarian I had heard about the Ordre Monastique Vaisnava for some time. The members of the congregation, whose temple of Vraja Bhavan is in the suburb of Rouen (near Paris), are followers of Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a branch of Hinduism initiated by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) in Bengal. Their practice is focused on devotional worship, … Continue reading Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas
Recorded (via Zoom) January 24, 2021. Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Choghakate Kazarian discuss the Martin Puryear exhibit on view at Matthew Marks Gallery until January 30, 2021. (Video and edit by Maud Bryt) Below the video are some excerpts. Please see comments box below and leave a reply. (NOTE: just added: two … Continue reading Martin Puryear at Matthew Marks Gallery, NYC
by Laura Mattioli. Among so many whom COVID-19 has taken from us this year is my old friend Graziano Ghiringhelli. I met Graziano as a child, when he worked at the Galleria Il Milione in Milan, where my father frequently acquired works of art. Graziano had inherited this historic gallery after the death of his … Continue reading A Reminiscence: The Venus of Willendorf
Recorded December 2020. Led by Sculptor Garth Evens, and joined for the talk by Choghakate Kazarian, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Rachael Bohlander. Sculpture Forum confronts the work and legacy of Gaston Lachaise after visiting one of the sculptor's final pieces, Floating Woman, now installed in Hunter's Point South Park, Long Island City, NY. Video … Continue reading Gaston Lachaise: Complicate the Joyfulness, A Discussion.
Recorded Dec. 2020. Led by Sculptor Garth Evans, and joined for the talk by Lee Tribe, Jock Ireland, and Brandt Junceau, Sculpture Forum explores the works of the Sahel, a vast and influential region in Africa south of the Sahara, through the recent exhibit of over 200 works covering the empires of Ghana (300-1200), Mali … Continue reading Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Recorded Nov. 2020. Sculptor Brandt Junceau contemplates Gaston Lachaise's Floating Woman at Hunter's Point South Park in Long Island City, NY, in the context of her environs and the legacy of her creator.
by Choghakate Kazarian I met Emanuele Becheri about ten years ago, in his studio in Tuscany. He was then known for works that I would qualify as gestural conceptualism: drawings made “blindly” by folding paper in total obscurity or letting snails run on paper. I was also very interested in his videos that captured with … Continue reading Handling Sculpture: Emanuele Becheri’s Creatures in Clay
Recorded (via Zoom) September 18, 2020. Sculptors Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, and Brandt Junceau discuss the difficulty of discussing, when only have seen in photos and videos, Willard Boepple's exhibit "Wood and Paper, Sculpture and Prints" at Pamela Salisbury Gallery in Hudson, NY, June 27 - July 26, 2020. Artist Maryna Bilak went to the … Continue reading Willard Boepple at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson NY