September 2005
issue 9 : Sculpture
International Sculpture highlights this month
 
 
 
 
Ask the Dust: Jedediah Caesar, Case Calkins, Patrick Hill

D’Amelio Terras is pleased to present Ask The Dust, an exhibition of new sculpture by three emerging Los Angeles artists: Jedediah Caesar, Case Calkins, and Patrick Hill. The title of the show is taken from John Fante's 1939 novel Ask the Dust, which tells the story of a struggling writer who’s life is shaped by both the social and physical environments of depression era Los Angeles. Each artist combines a variety of materials and methods within their individual works creating multifaceted objects that reflect both the geographical and psychological backdrops to their practice –Los Angeles and the surrounding desert.

 

Patrick Hill, Heavy Rising 2005 wood, dye, bleach, glue, glass, denim, and hardware

 

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerpen

Edward Lipski - Mother

Edward Lipski (°1966, London) once called some creations "perfect wrongings". They are perfectly wrong. It would be hard to come up with a more concise aphorism to describe the contrasts in the sculptures of the London artist Edward Lipski. Whether one is looking at the form or the content, contradiction is always and essentially present. Lipski tries to combine contrasting concepts or emotions harmoniously into one sculpture, which irrevocably causes confusion in the spectator. The recognizable is never just that.

Hans Willemse

Edward Lipski:"Bunny", 2005
mixed media
84(h)x50x46cm
plinth:97x77x77cm
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lara Schnitger
Schnitger presents a group of erotically charged sculptures carefully crafted out of fabric and wood and stenciled with block lettering. As in all her work the artist applies one basic system, stretching fabric over joined sticks of wood. The tensile force of the textile keeps the wooden armature firmly in place, creating large, free-standing volumetric forms. The push-and-pull of the materials creates an organic tension between structure and skin, endowing the forms with human characteristics. In her new work, however, Schnitger’s self-actualized costumes have been altered and qualified through the application of text fragments, often pornographic in nature or expressing other supposed female desires but always over-the-top and humorous.
 

 

Lara Schnitger
High Heeled Honey, 2005
Stencil on fabric, ribbon, eyelets, cord, wood, pins
129 x 59 x 61 inches
 

 

David Risley Gallery, London

Ad Hoc : Matt Calderwood, Man Ray, Boo Ritson, Jorge Sosa

Ad Hoc is a group show of found object sculpture. The exhibition takes as a starting point Man Ray’s iconic sculpture Le Cadeau (1921/1974) "We passed a shop where various household utensils were spread out in front. I picked up a flat-iron, the kind used on coal stoves and asked Satie to come inside with me, where, with his help, I acquired a box of tacks and a tube of glue. Back at the gallery I glued a row of tacks to the smooth surface of the iron, titled it, The Gift, and added it to the exhibition.”

The sculpture went missing that day. Man Ray remade it several times throughout his career.

This instinctive, playful and inquisitive approach to objects is reflected in the work of the other artists in this show. They all put together objects without denying their source or original function but similarly transform them into a new, singular ‘thing’. These additions and interventions form objects as images. 

 

 

Chisenhale Gallery, London

OLAF BREUNING : Oh yes… it is a garden!

Compulsive storytelling, fantasising and seamless shifting of time, place, product and character are all powerful parts of Breuning’s multifaceted practice.

Oh yes… It is a garden! is the first time Olaf Breuning has created a large scale sculptural installation in a gallery environment. This woodland landscape is populated by an array of raw wooden animals carved by chainsaw, then hand chiseled. These creatures, ranging from rabbits and chickens to crocodiles and cheetahs, have holes embedded in them, into which hundreds of large handmade candles in vividly alluring colours have been forcefully inserted. The wooden sculptures have been created in Grizedale Forest, in the Lake District, and the candles produced in Breuning's studio in New York City

 
  Installation view : Olaf Breuning, Oh yes… it is a garden!, Chisenhale Gallery, 2005
 

 

Arndt & Partner, Berlin

Anton Henning : 27 Mainly Quite Appealing Sculptures

The convergence of style and subject matter is as much part of Henning’s artistic language as the playful interweaving of autobiographical sujets and historical references. Whilst he plays with familiar visual codes, he places himself amongst historical figures, thus claiming equal prominence for himself. The walls in his painted Interieurs, for example, display his own paintings right next to Warhol’s flower pictures. Furthermore, their warm and glowing colours evoke Matisses’ paintings of his studio. Are these tobe read as an atmospherical homage to the modernist masters? Or rather as an ironical commentary? Probably both – in any case Anton Henning’s paintings take the viewer on a journey to the modernist past, which is undermined by its existence as a quotation.

Anton Henning, Exterieur No. 4, 2005, acrylic on wood, 94,09 x 73,42 x 37,79 in

 
 

Stefan Löffelhardt : STO. STO

For Stefan Loeffelhardt photography and sculpture are separate fields of work, in direct contrast to each other. Water is the connecting element. The photographs show improvised water landscapes, and the sculptures have the character of ships. The documentary transmission "Storm Stories" from the Weather Channel on the US television supplies the connecting theme for the exhibition entitled "STO. STO.".

The sculptural objects are constructed classically : Loeffelhardt creates provisional architectural constructions in model form and then expands them. One becomes the next. The flotation chambers stand at the beginning of the "ships". Their superstructures are made from the most diverse things, often found objects and worn out from daily use, making a complex thing. The glass plinths become a part of the object.

 

 

 

 

 

Schiff mit verschiedenen Anbauten (Europa 1)

 

 

 

 

 

Mariëtte van der Ven : Hinkepoot en Hazenhart

Mariëtte van der Ven has been creating figurative sculptures that show her fascination for the human being. Her main topic has been aging people, psychiatric patients, mentally disabled or physically disabled people. She questions what the normal and complete person is; what makes the person is different from the others widely accepted as the normal.
 
Mariëtte van der Ven, Na-aapje, 2005, Porselein, matras, stof, schuimrubber, 97 x 36 x 73 cm
 
 
 
 
 

Sculpture Exhibitions September 2005

 

Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam : Stephan Balkenhol : new sculptures : 3 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

Anthony Reynolds, London : NOBUKO TSUCHIYA : 9 Sept to 9 Oct 2005

Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX : James Surls: The Splendora Years, 1977-1997 : 17 Sept to 12 Nov 2005

Bowie Van Valen, Amsterdam : Kristof van Gestel : Skin and Bones : 2 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA : Arlene Rush : The Sum of the Whole : 7 July to 22 Sept 2005

COHAN AND LESLIE, New York : Chris Hanson & Hendrika Sonnenberg : 8 Sept to 15 Oct 2005

doggerfisher, Edinburgh : Claire Barclay : 5 Aug to 17 Sept 2005  

Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York : Gareth James : Blue Movie (one more time … this time with feeling) : 8 Sept to 6 Oct 2005

fa projects, London : James Ireland : 8 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

                                                                       

            

 

 

KARIN SACHS, Munich : RUI CHAFES : Flowers fade and die : 10 Sept to 6 Oct 2005

Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin : markus sixay : 9 Sept to 17 Sept 2005

P.P.O.W, New York : Ann Agee : Boxing in the Kitchen : 8 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York : ROBERT INDIANA : WOOD : 9 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

SculptureCenter, New York : Ayse Erkmen: Busy Colors | In Practice Projects | A Walk in the Park : 10 Sept to 27 Nov 2005

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects : JANE SOUTH : 9 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

The Breeder, Athens : Abraham Cruzvillegas : 8 Sept to 8 Oct 2005

VACIO 9, Madrid : Angus Fairhust : 15 Sept to 25 Oct 2005

Van Horn, Dusseldorf : JAN ALBERS : IMAGINE THIS WOMAN... : 10 Sept to 4 Nov 2005

Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago : Wendy White - Project Room : 9 Sept to 15 Oct 2005