Recorded April 2022. Led by Sculptor Garth Evans, and joined for the talk by Sculpture Forum regulars, sculptors Jock Ireland and Brandt Junceau, Sculpture Forum confronts the works of Michael Heizer and Juan Munoz at Gagosian and David Zwirner Gallery respectively. A short walk from one gallery to the next, but the distance between the … Continue reading Michael Heizer & Juan Munoz: Two Shows in Chelsea
Recorded March 2022. Led by Sculptor Garth Evans, and joined for the talk by Sculpture Forum regulars, sculptors Jock Ireland and Brandt Junceau, with guest Karen Wilkin. Sculpture Forum confronts the work of American artist Charles Ray on view in the Figure Ground show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. Video and sound by … Continue reading Charles Ray: Figure Ground
Recorded November 2021. Led by Sculptor Garth Evens, and joined for the talk by Sculpture Forum regulars, sculptors Jock Ireland and Brandt Junceau, and guest sculptor Lee Tribe. Sculpture Forum visits Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, to examine recent works by American sculptor Joel Shapiro. Video and editing by Rachael Bohlander. https://youtu.be/7ocsuDs8Cy4 “I think it's … Continue reading Joel Shapiro: A Material Question
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
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
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