Clay Figure Critique at New York Studio School with Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier

The human figure is an essential touchstone of sculpture, remade generation by generation as it must be today, by contemporary artists.  Over three decades working together at the New York Studio School, Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier conducted life-size figure critiques that are now legendary. Those had been undocumented, but the recent Figure Marathon, taught by Brandt Junceau, provided … Continue reading Clay Figure Critique at New York Studio School with Garth Evans and Bruce Gagnier

Natural Sculptures: Ten Thousand Shalagrama-shilas

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

Sculpture, Language of the Dead

by Choghakate Kazarian. “Poetry, music, architecture, like ancient languages, have been translated into new idioms, by clinging to life. Only sculpture has remained immobile across the centuries, a courtly language, the language of the liturgy, a symbolic writing, incapable of making its mark on daily acts” and “sculpture has remained what it is, a dead … Continue reading Sculpture, Language of the Dead

Eakins and O’Donovan at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

https://youtu.be/Qei8Dxu5Am4 Sculpture Forum 9: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, May 1, 2020 Sculptor Brandt Junceau talks about the arch, based on his memory of it and new video footage of the memorial. (Video by Maud Bryt) (To make a comment on this post, please go to "Leave a Reply" … Continue reading Eakins and O’Donovan at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art, New York

https://youtu.be/tZL4vYR4oL0 photo by Garth Evans before MoMA closed Sculpture Forum 8: "Judd" Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art New York opens April 23 2020 online. Participants: Garth Evans, Brandt Junceau, Jock Ireland, Karen Wilkin (video by Maud Bryt from internet recorded video/audio and photos from MoMA, Chinati Foundation and Judd Foundation). During this stay-home … Continue reading Donald Judd at Museum of Modern Art, New York

Marino Marini at The Center for Italian Modern Art, NYC

https://youtu.be/tkuJtDxjz2U Sculpture Forum 7: “Marino Marini: Arcadian Nudes” 17 October 2019 – 13 June 2020 at The Center for Italian Modern Art, New York. Participants: Garth Evans, Brandt Junceau, Jock Ireland, Choghakate Kazarian (video by Maud Bryt). ©SculptureForum2020 Special thank you to The Center for Italian Modern Art for allowing us to videotape the exhibit. … Continue reading Marino Marini at The Center for Italian Modern Art, NYC