G. Roger Denson's second essay on Leftist political art covers the period from the end of the Second World War to the middle of the 1960s, an era of rapid political and cultural change. His survey is world-wide and very thorough and I'll limit my discussion to three strictly American aspects of it; Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and the treatment of Race in America.
Barbara Hepworth was a British sculptor. Her work was very much of the Modernist movement and she helped to develop modern art in Britain. I like her work because it is different and is the kind of sculpture that you can look at and wonder what it is supposed to represent, if anything. I really like the simplicity of it and how she manages to use quite simple shapes in an intriguing way.
Monferrato area (Italy): events and shows to celebrate the great master of international sculpture
" Gio Pomodoro, The path of a sculptor: 1954-2001" is the theme of one of the most important exhibitions devoted to the celebrated Italian sculptor. The show opened on December 7, in Alessandria (Piemonte, Italy) and it will continue in the enchanting Monferrato area. Villas, Palaces and Museums will become a sort of network by which people may approach the works of the great master of international sculpture.
Columbus wants to complete its Scioto Mile Park with a monumental sculpture. The plan is to add a large piece of artwork along the riverfront that will become as identifiable with Columbus as the Gateway Arch is with St. Louis and the Space Needle is with Seattle.
The proposed piece would be abstract, six stories tall, made of reflective metal, and shaped like .
Whitney Museum of American Art
- 945 Madison Ave (at 75th St) Upper East Side
- (212) 570-3600
- Subway: 6 to 77th St | Get directions
- A map can be found here
Opening Times Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 11am–6pm; Fri 1–9pm
Admission $18; seniors, adults 19–25 and students $12; ages 18 and under free
Like the Guggenheim, the Whitney is set apart by its unique architecture: It’s a Marcel Breuer–designed grey granite cube with an all-seeing upper-story "eye" window.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
- 1071 Fifth Ave (at 89th St) Upper East Side
- (212) 423-3500
- Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St | Get directions
- A map can be found here
Opening Times Mon–Wed, Fri, Sun 10am–5:45pm; Sat 10am–7:45pm
Admission $18, seniors and students with ID $15, children under 12 accompanied by an adult free. Sat 5:45–7:45pm pay what you wish…
I could probably turn Red Nails into a blog solely devoted to photographs of cool light and smoke installations and no one would know any better. While I'm going to park editorial redirection for the moment, the work of Jim Sanborn, an American artist and sculptor, is worth considering. His long exposure photos of gigantic light-installations in the American and Irish wilderness, are eerily stunning - framing the enormous scale of the natural monuments with their geometric beams.