Tag Archives: Sculpture

Expression in Stone

Visitors to Grounds For Sculpture observe how Magdalena Abakanowicz’s “Space of Stone”–a work that itself conveys a greater power–is enhanced by the long shadows of the sun sitting low in the sky. Part of a series that includes major installations in … Continue reading

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Tonight!

Watch the documentary, George Segal: American Still Life, on NJN  at 8 p.m. (Also, read my story about his daughter, Rena Segal, here, and see a past blog post about George Segal here.) George Segal loved the real world. “I … Continue reading

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Lear’s Leer

J. Seward Johnson’s “Lear” in the open-air courtyard at Grounds For Sculpture is often enshrouded in a mist. It is one of his most enchanting sculptures, I think, and the other day, while driving to Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, … Continue reading

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Casting the Human Condition

A documentary on American artist George Segal will be screened Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library. “George Segal: American Still Life” uses interviews with family members and colleagues as well as archival footage of the late … Continue reading

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Learn from the Master

In the 28 years he worked at the Johnson Atelier, Rory Mahon helped to cast the work of some of the world’s most important artists. He also operated his own foundry in the 90s and has demonstrated his techniques all … Continue reading

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I Want One!

I admired one of these little bronze figures by Kate Graves at Ellarslie Director Brian Hill’s house last year, and now I’ve learned that Mercer County College Gallery Curator Tricia Fagan has bought one, too. If anyone reading this is … Continue reading

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New York Cool

Pictured here is Kenneth Noland’s 1958 oil on canvas, “Spread,” which will be part of an exhibit, New York Cool, at the Bowdoin College Art Museum opening April 17 — regrettably, after I’ve returned to New Jersey. It will focus … Continue reading

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I Won!

Well, it was only third place, but still, “Best Arts & Entertainment Writing” for the Suburban Newspapers of America contest is nothing to sneeze at. (And I have won first place in years past.) This year the contest includes Canada … Continue reading

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Please Touch the Art

Curator Tricia Fagan often tells visitors to the Gallery at Mercer County Community College not to touch the artwork, because oils from the hand can damage the artwork. Now, she’s throwing caution to the wind in the exhibit  As Seen … Continue reading

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Nibbling the White Cube

Back in the summer, when I last caught up with him, photographer Frank Magalhaes was exploring variations on his black-and-white “I Am a Tree” image.  His multi-angled Plexiglas presentation was in an exhibit with the group MOVIS at Mason Gross … Continue reading

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