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

Willard Boepple at Pamela Salisbury Gallery, Hudson NY

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

Abstract Sculpture

Participants: Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau Jock Ireland: I suggested we read Tim Scott’s Abcrit essay on abstract sculpture: https://abcrit.org/2020/02/07/121-tim-scott-writes-on-abstract-sculpture/. I must say the discussion that resulted was NOT what I expected—but it’s a good start. There are many British sculptors on both sides of the Atlantic whose work rewards attention. Readers/listeners might want to … Continue reading Abstract Sculpture

Bertoldo di Giovanni at The Frick Collection, New York

https://youtu.be/P_BUw0Cw22w January 3, 2020 Sculpture Forum 6: "Bertoldo di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence" September 18, 2019 - January 12, 2020 at The Frick Collection, New York. Participants: Garth Evans, Bruce Gagnier, Jock Ireland, Karen Wilkin (video by Maud Bryt). Special thank you to The Frick Collection for allowing us to videotape … Continue reading Bertoldo di Giovanni at The Frick Collection, New York

Rachel Harrison at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

https://youtu.be/1NRWyMVfgoU December 11, 2019 Sculpture Forum 5 "Rachel Harrison: Life Hack" October 25, 2019 - January 12, 2020 at Whitney Museum of American Art NYC December 11 2019 Participants Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau, and Rachael Bohlander (video and edit by Maud Bryt). Here are some excerpts from the discussion: I really don’t want … Continue reading Rachel Harrison at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Manuel Neri at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

https://youtu.be/TEEa-l0beLs Manuel Neri exhibit at Yale University Art Gallery. Participants: Garth Evans, Bruce Gagnier, Sally Tittmann, Brandt Junceau, Martin Kersels, Monica Bock, David Cohen, Karen Wilkin (video by Maud Bryt). I’ve known Neri’s work for some time—and it’s always troubled me. –Garth Evans I find it hard to get past the mutilation, the crudeness, the … Continue reading Manuel Neri at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Sculpture Forum; confronting sculpture.

I have launched this project because I feel that there is a need for it, a hunger even. It is a simple concept; small groups, led by a sculptor, confronting sculptures and articulating the thoughts, feelings, ideas and associations that the works provoke. These conversations will take place in museums, galleries, studios and in front … Continue reading Sculpture Forum; confronting sculpture.