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

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

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

Bruce Gagnier at Thomas Park Gallery NYC

https://youtu.be/39c7_IQQXNw Bruce Gagnier exhibit at Thomas Park Gallery and New York Studio School Gallery NYC. Discussion with Garth Evans, Jock Ireland, Brandt Junceau (video by Maud Bryt). If you’re a figurative sculptor, if you’re making figures and you’re a sculptor, the issue has to be—one of the issues has to be—it seems to me—you’re in … Continue reading Bruce Gagnier at Thomas Park Gallery NYC

Jonathan Silver at New York Studio School

https://youtu.be/AMMg3Tk53cE Jonathan Silver exhibit at New York Studio School Gallery January 19, 2019. Garth Evans, Brandt Junceau (Video by Maud Bryt) I’m interested because the head seems such a sculptural lump to begin with, but it raises all those issues of recognition. . . The whole arena of portraiture, which is, of course, very, very … Continue reading Jonathan Silver at New York Studio School

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