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
Sculptor William Tucker talks about his process and a new head in the works named after a Franz Kafka character. July 27 2020 (video by Maud Bryt, in William Tucker's Ashfield, MA studio) Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/GbTvPMipQWs
Recorded (via Zoom) July 2, 2020. Sculptors Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, and Brandt Junceau discuss the current crisis surrounding Civil War monuments. (Video by Maud Bryt) Please add your voice to the discussion by making comments in the area lower on the page where it says "Leave a reply." https://youtu.be/WG2v70K9RhU Here are some excerpts: We … Continue reading Monuments
by Brandt Junceau. Elie Nadelman left hundreds of small plasters at his death in 1946. I’ve been staring at, thinking about and occasionally writing about “the Dolls” for years. I sometimes think of them all as a single thing, but recently, as my notions of legacy and authorship have changed, I no longer think they … Continue reading While I See Her Face