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

Gaston Lachaise: Complicate the Joyfulness, A Discussion.

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.

Handling Sculpture: Emanuele Becheri’s Creatures in Clay

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