20th-21st Century American Sculpture, Unclassified

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Alejandro Diaz: Blame it on Mexico, an exhibit held February 21 to June 7, 2009 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Al Farrow: Divine Ammunition is a 2016-17 exhibit at the Bellevue Art Museum which says: "Using guns and ammunition, Al Farrow creates sculptures of reliquaries, cathedrals, synagogues, mosques, mausoleums, and other devotional objects.... Each work gives new meaning to its materials. Gun-barrel towers and domes built of bullets not only compel the viewer to consider the present, but also recall the history of conflict. The artist's material choices may be jarring, but they also provoke awe and inspire reflection." Also see artist website. Accessed 1/17

A New American Sculpture, 1914-1945: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach is a 2017 exhibit at the Portland Museum of Art - Maine which says: "By juxtaposing their works, A New American Sculpture will reveal the confluences of sources -- from archaism and European avant-garde art to vernacular traditions and American popular culture -- that informed these artists' novel contributions to the history of sculpture." Accessed 7/17

Bart Vargas: Reduce, Reuse, Revisit is a 2018 exhibit at the Lux Center for Arts. The artist says: "I recover local materials deemed unwanted or useless, including trash, recyclables and surplus items and then transform them into playful, approachable and thought-provoking objects." Accessed 10/18

BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art is a 2019 exhibit at the Bedford Gallery which says: "BLOW UP II explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use perception of space to open a dialogue about pop culture and social norms." Also see 6/21/19 article in Diablo Magazine.  Accessed 1/20

Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014, an exhibit held May 15, 2015 - October 4, 2015 at the Art Institute of Chicago. Includes two brief videos and description of catalog. Accessed January, 2016

"Duct Tape for Dads: UC Duct-Tape Sculptures to Display Father's Day Weekend at Ohio Duck Tape Festival" from University of Cincinnati, including photos and a video. Accessed August, 2015.

Fever Within: The Art of Ronald Lockett was an exhibit held June 21 - September 18, 2016 at the American Folk Art Museum. The museum says: "The art of Ronald Lockett (1965-1998) speaks to the universality of the human condition through the lens of lived experience in the American South. Fever Within, the first retrospective on the artist, emphasizes the themes Lockett explored over the course of his decade-long artistic career." Accessed August, 2016

Frudakis: Two Generations of Sculpture, an exhibit held August 16 - November 10, 2013 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit brochure. Accessed April, 2015..

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective, an exhibit held June 27-October 19, 2014 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Includes videos and press coverage. Accessed May, 2015.

Jim Dine: Poet Singing (The Flowering Sheets) an exhibit held October 30, 2008 - February 9, 2009 at at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Includes documentary video. Accessed August, 2015.

Jonathan Hils: Intersection, an exhibit held September 9, 2010 - January 2, 2011 at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Includes interview and press review. Accessed April, 2015

John Connell: Cheap Secrets of the East, an exhibit held Saturday, May 17 - Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Accessed January, 2015.

KAWS, an exhibit held June 27, 2010, to January 2, 2011 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.

KAWS: Companion (Passing Through) an exhibit held January 30 through June 5, 2011 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Kiki Smith: Night, an exhibit held March 19 to June 21, 1998 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Includes exhibit brochure. Accessed January, 2015.

Kiki Smith: Sojourn, an exhibit held February 12 - September 12, 2010 at the Brooklyn Museum. The page for the exhibit includes a video in which Kiki Smith discusses Sojourn with curator Catherine Morris. Accessed August, 2015.

Lily Cox-Richard: Possessing Powers, an exhibit held May 10 - September 14, 2014 at the Hudson River Museum. Accessed January, 2015.

Manuel Izquierdo: Myth, Nature, and Renewal, an exhibit held January 19 - March 24, 2013 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Includes video introduction. Accessed January, 2015.

Martin Puryear, an exhibit held Feb 24, 2008 - May 18, 2008 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Accessed March, 2015

Michael Cooper: A Sculptural Odyssey, 1968 - 2011, an exhibition held July 12 - October 9, 2011 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Includes Student resource. Accessed August, 2015.

Nancy Shaver, Reconciliation, an exhibit held May 3, 2015 to October 25, 2015 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Includes essay by Richard Klein, exhibitions director. Accessed January, 2016

PLATFORM 7: Tory Fair, Testing a World View (Again), an exhibit held July 19, 2011-June 5, 2012 at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Includes brochure with essay. Accessed August, 2015.

Red Grooms: In the Studio & The Bookstore, an exhibit held February 9 - May 25, 2008 at the Hudson River Museum. Accessed January, 2015.

Relax in Electric Chair: Peter Saul at di Rosa, an exhibit held March 4 - July 26, 2015 at the di Rosa Preserve. Includes exhibit brochure. Accessed December, 2015.

Robert Lazzarini: Guns and Knives, an exhibit held February 28 to September 13, 2009 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art Accessed August, 2015.

Robert Taplin: Selections from the Punch Series, 2005-10 an exhibit held October 31, 2010 to March 20, 2011 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.

Ron Mueck, an exhibit held July 18 to October 27, 2002 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Includes exhibit brochure. Accessed January, 2015.

Ruckus Rodeo, 1975-76 is a 2020 exhibit at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth which says: "New York-based artist Red Grooms's Ruckus Rodeo, 1975-76, is an immense, walk-through work of art covering 1,237 square feet of gallery space. This "sculpto-pictorama," as Grooms has referred to it, consists of painted two-dimensional surfaces and sculptural three-dimensional figures that celebrate the Fort Worth rodeo. Sculpture wire, canvas, burlap, acrylic paint, and a fiberglass compound known as celastic were used to construct the work's Texas-sized, larger-than-life caricatures of rodeo archetypes -- including the rodeo queen and her steed, a bucking bronc, playful rodeo clowns, and a giant yellow bull named Butter." Also view articles and essays about Red Grooms by search in TFAOI.ORG. Accessed 10/20

Ryo Toyonaga: Awakening, an exhibit held October 11, 2014 to January 04, 2015 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Accessed February, 2015

Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler, an exhibit held July 17, 2014 to January 11, 2015 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Includes exhibit brochure. Accessed January, 2015.

Sculptors, by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.

Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors, 2014-2016 was a 2016 exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens, which says: "The sculpture of Brookgreen Gardens' 2014-2016 Sculptors in Residence in the Anne Edens Rainey Master Sculptor Program will be showcased in this exhibition ­ 2014: Jim Licaretz, FNSS (Philadelphia, PA); 2015: Heidi Wastweet (Albany, CA) and T. D. Kelsey, FNSS (Guthrie, TX); 2016: Peter Rubino (Monroe, NC) and Christopher Smith, FNSS (Philadelphia, PA). Accessed 12/16

Timeline of Art History section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art website: From Model to Monument: American Public Sculpture, 1865-1915 by Thayer Tolles, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture. Accessed August, 2015.

Tony Matelli: New Gravity was a 2014 exhibit held at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, which says: "In Matelli's work, the physical laws of objects are often reversed, upended or atomized, and with these deft manipulations of matter and gravity come profound reorientations in perspective and ultimately, states of being." Hyper-realistic sculpture. Accessed 12/16. Also see Sleepwalker article by Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro '37 Director of the Davis. Accessed 12/16

Type A: Barrier and Trigger, an exhibit held June 26 to December 31, 2011 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art . Accessed August, 2015.

Virginia Poundstone: Flower Mutations, an exhibit held May 3, 2015 to October 25, 2015 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Includes text by Amy Smith-Stewart, curator. Accessed January, 2016

Walnut Creek Public Art program. Walnut Creek, CA is among over 350 organizations that sponsor public art programs in the US. See collection highlights, download a map, and read the city's master plan and ordinance about pubkic art. Online information is provided by Lesher Center for the Arts. Accessed January, 2016

Whimsical duct tape sculptures from Tech Blog. Accessed August, 2015.

Art that Sticks: UC Duct Tape Sculptures, video (2:30) by Ashley Kempher/UC Creative Services of University of Cincinnati on student and faculty duct tape sculptures, exhibited at the 2013 annual Duct Tape Festival in Avon, Ohio. Accessed August, 2015.

Lyn Kienholz interviewed Michael C. McMillen, creator of large-scale installation pieces and small-scale sculptures, in two two-part videos. A studio interview was filmed August, 2001 and another two-part video interview conducted at an unspecified date. Accessed August, 2015.

With an introduction by Henry Winkler, "A Good Time To Be West," filmed in 1984, presents twelve artists creating contemporary California sculpture. Commentary is presented by David Hockney, Robert Arneson and other artists. Accessed May, 2015.

Kentucky Educational Television offers a series of 1/2 hour videos from Mixed, a weekly arts series starting from 2003. See:

Program 711: Dolls by artist/sculptor Becky Collings, holiday creations by Louisville-area designers, and vocal ensemble Coterie.

Program 712: Sculptor Tim Lewis, Bybee Pottery, and Louisville-based post-folk band Valley

Accessed May, 2015.

The National Academy Museum presents three videos presenting Judith Shea discussing her sculptures in Judith Shea: In Her Own Words, on view at the National Academy Museum from September 12, 2012 to January 13, 2013. Accessed June, 2015

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa presents Claes Oldenburg from "Meet the Artist" series with video clips. Accessed August, 2015.

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