Shortly before her show, Transformations: Wood Sculpture, 19571967, and Recent Photographs opened at DC Moore (May 5 June 4), Mary Frank invited Artseen Editor John Yau over to her studio to discuss the sculptures, drawings and photographs she would have in the exhibition.
Artists are concerned with the question of audiencethe relationship between objects and/or process and audience. They are also concerned with arts ability to mirror the sociopolitical reality and, in fact, to even transform it.
As Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art from 19581965, Selz oversaw many historic exhibitions, including the first major exhibitions of Rothko, Dubuffet, Rodin, Art Nouveau, etc.
An engravers plate synthesizes image, mark, and idea into one matrix. You can think of it as a kind of drawing that is more visceral and direct, aspiring to sculpture, as a needle extends the hands gesture or sometimes, in the case of aquatints, as acid is used to brand the image.
When de Chirico declared in 1919 that symbols of superior reality are to be seen in geometric forms, it was meant to repudiate the formal restrictions that were set to accommodate innovative trajectories of the Cubist, Futurist, and Constructivist artists.
In his 1902 treatise, A General Theory of Magic, Marcel Mauss observed that magicians of every kind have always worked in the wilderness, away from their society. Although the Bronx isnt exactly the hinterlands, it feels removed from the bustle of SoHo or Chelsea.
The curators of the exhibition North by New York: New Nordic Art (April 14 August 19, 2011) have been faced with the problem of how to organize an exhibition around regional identity in the age of globalism?
The first thing one notices about this exhibit is the pervasive sentiment of haunted memory and the ways in which images compel us to bring forth our own poetic imagination in order to fully grasp his pure poetry translated into visual form.
Before I begin my remarks Id like to quote from a book by J. C. Cela. The book is called Travels to the Alcaria and it recounts a trip that he took in the early 50s, traveling on foot through the provinces of central Spainnortheast of Madrid.