Using a self-taught technique, David Knopp carves plywood laminate into fantastically abstract shapes, imbuing the rigid nature of wood with the fluidity of water. Continue reading
Alexander Calder was one of the modern masters of art — breaking the mold on sculpture in the 20th century. Nearly 40 years after his death, Calder’s work continues to captivate. WGBH’s Arts Editor Jared Bowen sat down recently with the Chief Curator of the Peabody Essex Museum near Boston to discuss Calder and his creations. Continue reading
Dallas artist Gabriel Dawe makes physically imposing and yet nebulous sculpture of thread stretched between points on the ceiling and points on the floor. He creates a multifaceted geometric shape, the color changing like a rainbow as the viewer’s eye shifts around the form. Continue reading
Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Her work is a reflection of her experiences in both countries. The walls of her Seattle studio are lined with bins full of everyday objects carved masterfully in wood. Pacifiers — hundreds of them — stained red, black, cherry; wooden chains, painstakingly carved and assembled one link at a time; baby bottles molded with curves soft enough for a baby’s hands — all pieces from her last series called “Red.” Continue reading
What do you get when you give an architect canned yams, corn and tuna fish? Perhaps a 12-foot bridge or larger-than-life sea creature. Each year around the globe, designers create sculptural masterpieces out of canned goods in Canstruction events. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the the creative contest boosts typical food drives. Continue reading
Chicago artist Nick Cave says he has always been fascinated with items cast off by other people. The Missouri native and his team assemble thrift-store finds into life-size creations that are part sculpture, part costume, which he calls “Soundsuits.” When you see one, Cave wants you to wonder, “What am I encountering?” Continue reading
Elizabeth Turk is a sculptor who can seemingly turn marble into lace. She studied at Scripps College and the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and she has been awarded one of this year’s Macarthur genius grants.
In a city that known more for its sports teams than for its art scene, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is making moves to redefine itself as a center for contemporary art with the addition of a new art park.