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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Barbara Hepworth

The sculptor Barbara Hepworth was born in the former mill town of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, in 1921, and it is at the Hepworth Wakefield, a gallery named in her honor, which was created 10 years ago by the architect David Chipperfield in the pleasing shape of a jostle of wonky, gray cubes partly surrounded by a river (it’s a little like a jangly Modernist take on a moated castle keep), that her work is being celebrated in a thoroughgoing retrospective.

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