On the occasion of the artists recent exhibit of indoor sculptures at Knoedler & Company and the installation of his large public works at Storm King Art Center,The Rails John Yau visited Mark di Suveros studio in Long Island City on a sunny spring afternoon to talk about his life and work.
In the perhaps overly exuberant trailer for Make It Now: New Sculpture in New York at the SculptureCenter in Long Island City, letters flash across the screen, exclaiming Make Art Now, Make Pedestals Now, Make Monuments Now, Make Bird Baths Now, Make Dildos Now
“No presentation of Friedlander’s work is more effective than that of his books…” writes James Enyeart in the essay that accompanies Lee Friedlander’s new book of photographs, Sticks and Stones: Architectural America.
Several recent shows by New York City-based artists have taken as their subject the symbiotic relationship between images and commerce. Whether this workwhich often comes across as static in the pants of capitalismallegorizes the ludicrously inflated market for young contemporary artists like themselves is debatable.