Group Exhibition: "Defining Sculpture", Albright-Knox Art Gallery


I'm very pleased to announce my participation in Defining Sculpture
curated by Douglas Dreishpoon at The Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 18 - October 9, 2016
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14222
716.882.8700

Press Release
Defining Sculpture Opens at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
June 17, 2016

Buffalo, NY – Tomorrow, June 18, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will open a new exhibition, Defining Sculpture, featuring works drawn exclusively from the museum’s collection and organized by Chief Curator Emeritus Douglas Dreishpoon.
During the heyday of Abstract Expressionism in the 1950s, the Buffalo-born painter Ad Reinhardt jokingly defined sculpture as “something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” Reinhardt’s admittedly humorous dismissal of sculpture, as an object that occupies real space and ends up getting in the way, set it at odds with painting.
Paradoxically, many postwar sculptors—among them David Smith and Louise Bourgeois, both of whom are included in this exhibition—began their artistic careers as painters. This common ground, however, did not prevent others, particularly the influential New York critic Clement Greenberg, from drawing even finer distinctions.
Greenberg argued that color was exclusive to painting, that traditional painting was distinguished by its two-dimensional format, and that sculpture’s third dimension made color superfluous. Greenberg’s modernist stance of essentially denying sculpture all extraneous influences prevented him from seeing its imminent transformation; its cross-fertilization with dance, theater, film, music, and literature; and its innumerable extensions into the landscape. By the early 1960s the very notion of sculpture, as the thing you bump into, was about to crack open.
“Sculpture’s history, synonymous with the course of Western civilization, extends back thousands of years,” said Dreishpoon. “Defining Sculpture highlights some of the more recent developments of that history, from 1960 to the present, a period of accelerated experimentation, transformation, and innovation.”
Defining Sculpture offers a perspective on the medium’s remarkable development and hybridity from the postwar years to the present. Radically transformative Pop art sculptures by Marisol and Claes Oldenburg, inspired by Robert Rauschenberg’s all-but-the-kitchen-sink Combines, join sprawling and monumental abstractions by Polly Apfelbaum, Katharina Grosse, and Tara Donovan that celebrate the glorious possibilities of color, while selected statements by contemporary sculptors provide timely points of view.
Located in the museum’s 1905 Building, Defining Sculpture will be on view until October 9. 

Group Exhibition: "Abstraction Today" Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA


I am thrilled to be included in this Exhibition curated by Marcia Wood,  Marcia Wood Gallery, Atanta, GA.  


ABSTRACTION TODAY AT MOCA GA
 
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announces the opening of Abstraction Today. This exhibition features artists currently working in abstraction. Curated by some of Atlanta’s most prominent galleries: Alan Avery Art Company, Marcia Wood Gallery, Mason Fine Art, {Poem 88}, Sandler Hudson Gallery, and Whitespace Gallery. The opening and exhibition will take place in the upper level galleries at MOCA GA. Exhibition dates are May 7, 2016 – July 2, 2016. The opening reception will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Abstraction Today includes artists: Kimber Berry, Benjamin Britton, Lucinda Bunnen, Brendan Carroll, InkYoung Chun, Ryan Coleman Jeff Conefry, Maggie Davis, Terri Dilling, Caio Fonseca, Bojana Ginn, Mike Goodlett, Hense, Carol John, Cynthia Knapp, Eric Mack, Michi Meko, Pascal Pierme, Kim Piotrowski, Thomas Prochnow, Phil Ralston, Seana Reilly, Rocio Rodriguez, Pete Schulte, Susanna Starr, Ben Steele, Ann Stewart, P. Seth Thompson, James Turrell, Venske & Spanle, and Zuzka Vaclavik.
For More Information Visit: MOCA GA


 



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