Lee Bontecou

Lee Bontecou (January 15, 1931 – November 8, 2022) was an American sculptor and printmaker and a pioneer figure in the New York art world. She kept her work consistently in a recognizable style, and received broad recognition in the 1960s. Rich, organic shapes and powerful energy appear in her drawings, prints, and sculptures. Her work has been shown and collected in many major museums in the United States and in Europe.

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Kristi Cavataro

Chemists call glass an amorphous solid. Positioned between states of matter, it features a slightly tweaked, irregular molecular fabric that deviates from the crystalline compositions forming other types of hardened material. Like plastics and gels, glass is defined by a structural ambiguity at the most granular level, one split between strict organization and total disorder.In Kristi Cavataro’s current exhibition, the artist seems to have taken her signature material’s idiosyncratic makeup as a cue for her sculptures’ beguiling forms.
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Tom Bill

Jonathan at Two Coats says Tom, who for decades was primarily a large-scale sculptor, has recently translated that vocation into riveting compact-yet-monumental wall-mounted pieces and that their highly wrought finishes and elliptical narratives invest them with an improbably kinetic presence and stern gravitas that leave the viewer both sobered and assured.
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Beverly Buchanan

Dead Lecturer / distant relative: Notes from the Woodshed, 1950-1980 focuses on works by Asian American and African American artists whose approaches to abstraction provided alternatives to prevailing vocabularies for representation and resistance during the social movements of the 1960s and 70s, and for whom the parameters of visibility continue to remain a problem for thought today. Beverly is one of the selected creatives (also including Howardena and Al). Her work mined a strong motif for decades and slowly became more abstracted although never was true “abstraction.” Readers of who like below should also explore Jennifer and Nicky.

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Isamu Noguchi

has his own museum; opened in ’85 by Isamu (1904–1988), it was the first museum in the United States to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Museum itself is widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements.

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Vincent Fecteau

is known for making small, bracingly private constructions out of foamcore and collage elements. As much as his inventions, through maquette-like scale and goofily specific found photos (of towels, toilet-paper holders), investigate the sculptural possibilities and erotic atmospherics of decor, the glue that holds Fecteau’s artless-seeming oeuvre together is a quirky querying of what art is and what it does—of how and why and if art differs from craft. (Bruce Hainley at Artforum is referring above to his work at greengrassi; the artist makes his own statements as well in the article).

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Liz Larner

Artforum says viewers at the Sculpture Center who have only encountered Los Angeles–based sculptor Liz Larner’s work piecemeal across her more than three-decade career might be forgiven for feeling a certain bewilderment in the face of the stylistic and material diversity thathas characterized her admirably restless practice from its very beginnings.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard

Ursula’s 3 boxes, below, is featured in the exhibition The Scene Changes: Sculpture from the Collection. In an interview in 2001, von Rydingsvard discussed some of her earliest influences with Dede Young, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Neuberger Museum of Art:

“I come from a long line of Polish peasant farmers, and they were surrounded with wood—wooden homes, fences, domestic implements, wooden tools to farm the land. When you enter any of those houses you’ll see right outside a huge stack of firewood, usually quite beautifully stacked, with smoothly cut ends. There is, I guess, a feeling of familiarity, a feeling of comfort and grace. And at the same time, because of the familiarity, I can really push it around.”

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Saerom Yoon

Saerom is an artist based in Seoul, South Korea. His work is inspired by the effortless beauty of nature, particularly the colors of both sunset and sunrise. He wants his sculptural furniture to have a similar appearance and feel as a water color painting. Furthermore, he hopes to express natural textures in his work; such as the interplay of clouds, calm water, rippling waves, frozen ice and the bark of trees.

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