20th-21st Century American Sculpture
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A 11/29/13 search within TFAO's digital library retrieved:
From other web sites:
Abbeville Press (look in subject categories for "American Art," "Art History" and "Artist Monographs." Go to "Sample Contents" for Masters of American Sculpture: The Figurative Tradition (Table of Contents, Text Excerpt [Introduction], Interior Images). [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
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.
A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors was an exhibit held April 18, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015 at the Cape Ann Museum. CAM says: "...Two of four bronze doors from the granite faced pylons on top of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge... [were] designed by sculptor John F. Paramino (1889-1956)....[who] was born in Boston in 1889 to immigrant parents and studied modeling at the North Bennet Street School. He continued his studies under Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Bela Pratt and by 1916 had his own studio in Boston. Examples of Paramino's public sculptures are scattered across Boston and include The Founders Memorial (1930) and the World War II Memorial in the Fenway (1947-1948)." Includes press coverage. Accessed August, 2016.
Art Now: Patrick Dougherty, an exhibit held September 18-December 9, 2007 at the Middlebury College Museum of Art. Accessed February, 2015.
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
The City of Mission Viejo, CA granted a public art commission to artists Joy Aldrich and Aileen May to spearhead creation of nine mosaic-covered sculptures in the form of life-sized bears, each with a separate cultural or ethnic theme. The sculptures, completed in 2015, toured to venues throughout Orange County, CA. Also see a YouTube video by Fifi Leigh titled "Bear Art Sculptures at UC Irvine." Accessed January, 2016.
Davinoff's Sculpture Park, North Side, Grand Cayman, by Schottme, March 12, 2014, from Goschott blog. These concrete sculptors are on the Grand Cayman property of Wisconsin sculptor David Quasius. Accessed August, 2015.
Digitalization Project including Academy Notes, 1905 - 1931; Contemporary American Sculpture Exhibition, June 17 - October 2, 1916 from Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
"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.
Early Sculpture and Sculptors in San Diego by Bruce Kamerling and Sculpture of Donal Hord from San Diego History Center. Accessed August, 2015.
Fabricating Whimsy: Musings of Martha McKinley Murphy is an exhibit held June 17, 2016 - October 15, 2016 at Southern Allengenies Museum of Art. A Jun 24, 2016 article titled "Friend's gag gift helps artist find her true calling" by Kelly Urban of the Tribune Democrat says "Murphy said she originally was a watercolorist, but after a friend gave her an oxy-acetylene torch set as a joke, she found her true calling. 'What he did not realize was he would jump-start my career as a metal sculpture and my love of metal has never ended,' she said...." Also, a Indiana University of Pennsylvania webpage contains an artist bio and statement for the metalsmith. Accessed August, 2016.
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.
The Figure: Portrait and Bronze Works by Tom Corbin, an exhibit held March 18 - August 9, 2014 at the University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford. Includes essay by Dana Self. Accessed December, 2015.
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.
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.
Lost Wax, found bronze is accessed as of 2013 in the Virtual Foundry page of the National Museum of Wildlife Art website where the process and materials of bronze casting are explained, plus an interview with sculptor Gerry Balciar. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Manuel Izquierdo: Maquettes, Small Sculptures and Works on Paper, an exhibit held November 17, 2012 - February 17, 2013 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University. Includes video introduction. 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.
Mikel Glass | The Discarded, an exhibit held January 17 - April 19, 2009 at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Includes 7:51 illustrated audio presentation by artist and a video. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
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
Outdoor Sculpture in Jackson, Michigan (1997) by Michael W. Panhorst from Ella Sharp Museum. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Patrick Dougherty, an exhibit held from October 19 - December 22, 2013 at The Fralin | University of Virginia Art Museum. Texts include labels. Accessed August, 2015.
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.
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.
Scrap Redefined: Works by Mei Greer and Ronald Nigro, an exhibit held May 2 - August 10, 2014 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit catalog. Accessed April, 2015.
The Sculpture And Mural Decorations Of The Exposition, by Perry, Stella George Stern, (reprint of an entire book covering the San Francisco Panama-Pacific Exhibition of 1915) from Project Gutenberg. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Sculptors, by Lonnie Pierson Dunbier from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection, an exhibit held December 11, 2008 to November 15, 2009 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Includes podcasts and video. Accessed January, 2015.
Tom Sachs: Cameras, an exhibition held June 21, 2009, to September 16, 2009 at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art. Accessed August, 2015.
Timeline of Art History section of the Metropolitan Museum of Art website: From Model to Monument: American Public Sculpture, 18651915 by Thayer Tolles, Department of American Paintings and Sculpture. Accessed August, 2015.
Tony Matelli: New Gravity, an exhibit held February 5 - May 11, 2014 at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College. Includes images. Accessed August, 2015.
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.
Rose Bowl Floats from NPR's Weekend Edition, Saturday, December 29, 2001. Susan Stamberg talks with Rose Bowl float designer Raul Rodriguez about his many creations. Accessed August, 2015.
Arizona Highways Television is a series of programs devoted to exploring the highways and byways of Arizona. The television programs were created in the spirit of Arizona Highways magazine, a division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Arizona Highways Television was created in partnership with The Arizona Republic. Programs include the whimsical steel sculptures of David Voisard, an Amado sculptor. (September 24, 2005) [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.].
Arizona Public Media offers a February 5, 2008 video (05:14) on Louis David Valenzuela. Sculptor Louis David Valenzuela is doing everyting he can do to keep the Yaqui culture alive through his art. Valenzuela's Pascola masks are in the collection of the Arizona State Museum. In this story, you will see how and why he creates those sacred masks. Accessed May, 2015.
Art/New York presents a preview of Hyper Realistic Sculpture (John De Andrea and Duane Hanson). Includes interviews concerning Duane Hanson's exhibit at the Whitney Museum of American Art and John De Andrea at OK Harris Gallery (SoHo) [5:02] Accessed May, 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.
Blip.tv presents Ron Mueck, filmed during Ron Mueck's residency at The National Gallery, London. The exhibition Ron Mueck was on view at the Brooklyn Museum, November 3, 2006-February 4, 2007. Video courtesy of The National Gallery, London. Another video on sculpture is titled Community Artist: Dan Gerhart which was produced, from start to finish, within a 4-day workshop by new filmmakers at FilmTreks.com. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
The California/International Arts Foundation, founded in 1981, organizes and tours contemporary art exhibitions. The Foundation initiated artsconversations.org as a permanent archive for programming seen on www.netropolitan.org. Dozens of artist interviews are contained in the visual arts section of the archives. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
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.
Deborah Butterfield introduces her work to a group of docents at its installation at the Nevada Museum of Art on June 15, 2007. [4:58] and in another video taken during the docent walkthrough on June 15, 2007, sculptor Deborah Butterfield reflects upon some of the philosophical and artistic elements contributing to her decisions to create sculptures of horses lying prone on the floor or ground. [5:51] Accessed May, 2015.
George Stanley- California's Gold (13013) is a 29-minute episode from Huell Howser's California's Gold television series.from May, 2011. It is presented online without charge by the Chapman University Huell Howser Archive. The Archive page containing the episode says: "Huell goes in search of the history of one of the most iconic symbols in the world: the Oscar. The gleaming gold statuette that is handed out each year at the Academy Awards has become the pinnacle of Hollywood success. The sculptor George Stanley was handed a napkin with a rough drawing and given the job of creating the "Oscar". Another iconic Stanley statue is the "Muse", which graces the entrance of the world famous Hollywood Bowl. Huell pays tribute to this artist whose work is such an important part of our state's history." Accessed January, 2015.
Heard Museum maintained a Heard Videos page containing links to documentaries, interviews and performances. As of February, 2010 interviews include a three-part interview with Albuquerque Museum Curator Deborah Slaney who tours the C.G. Wallace collection of Zuni Jewelry. In other videos, Norman Sandfield discusses his seedpot collection and Nora Naranjo-Morse speaks about her sculpture. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Indianapolis Museum of Art produced a video titled Robert Indiana, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "After a complete restoration of Robert Indiana's Numbers and many discussions with the artist, Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects and Variable Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, shares insight to Indiana's symbolic use of color on the large sculptures. You can see all 10 Numbers at the IMA's Alliance Sculpture Court." This is episode 2. Indianapolis Museum of Art also produced a video titled Lichtenstein / Five Brushstrokes, available online through ArtBabble. According to ArtBabble, "The Indianapolis Museum of Art has acquired Five Brushstrokes, a monumental work by Roy Lichtenstein, commissioned in the early 1980s but never before assembled. The work will be unveiled in its completion for the first time this August at the IMA. The sculpture is considered to be Lichtenstein's most ambitious work in his Brushstroke series. Consisting of five separate elements, the tallest of which soars 40 feet into the air, Five Brushstrokes features a striking collection of forms and colors and is one of Lichtenstein's premier 'scatter pieces'." Accessed June, 2015.
KCET, the Los Angeles PBS affiliate, presented the Life & Times series covering a broad array of happenings and stories about greater Los Angeles. Life & Times includes an arts section with numerous videos and transcripts. In Robert Graham, Life & Times host Val Zavala profiles and interviews Robert Graham, a renowned figurative sculptor, in a segment dedicated to the artist. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Kentucky Educational Television offers a series of 1/2 hour videos from Mixed, a weekly arts series starting from 2003. See:
Program 614: Sculptor Zoé Strecker, Lexington wood sculptor Philip Hultgren, and the music of Louisville's Ochion Jewell Quartet
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 Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum at Saginaw Valley State University presents two videos on the art of sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks and the bronze sculpture process. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art web site contains several video presentations. In two 2005 video clips the Met introduces the 25 foot tall large-scale sculpture Plantoir and Corridor Pin, Blue by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, installed on the roof of the museum. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
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.
Otis College presents the series: Otis Legacy Project: Interviews of Distinguished Otis Alumni. Alison Saar attended Otis in 1981. She is well known as a sculptor although she works in several mediums. Her work generally deals with gender issues. Alison was interviewed by Otis students in March 2008. [5:25] Text from Otis College. Otis College Ben Maltz Gallery presented a series called Otis Speaks. Accessed May, 2015.
WGBH/Boston presents a 3-minute QuickTime video clip in which John Wilson talks about his sculpture Eternal Presence, being installed on the lawn of the National Center of Afro-American Artists in Roxbury. The original airdate of the program containing the segment was October 1, 1987. In another 2 1/2 minute clip, artist Sidewalk Sam works with Boston schoolchildren to create a mural. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
The WGBH/Boston Forum Network is an audio and video streaming web site dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures, including a number of videos on Art and Architecture. Partners include a number of museums, colleges, universities and other cultural organizations. See listings of related videos in this catalogue indexed by partner name. Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami partnered with the WGBH Forum Network for: Billie Grace Lynn: White Elephant by Billie Grace Lynn, sculptor. (8 minutes) The theme of social engagement is highlighted in Billie Grace Lynn's politically-based sculptures on display at MOCA North Miami's Goldman Warehouse. In this segment she discusses White Elephant. [September 4, 2007]; Billie Grace Lynn: Hand by Billie Grace Lynn, sculptor. (8 minutes) The theme of social engagement is highlighted in Billie Grace Lynn's politically-based sculptures on display at MOCA North Miami's Goldman Warehouse. In this segment she discusses Hand. [September 4, 2007] Accessed June, 2015
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100 Years of California Sculpture: The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, August 7 to October 17, 1982, By Oakland Museum, Oakland Museum. Published by The Museum, 1982. 48 pages
Hopi Kachina Dolls: with a Key to Their Identification, by Harold S. Colton; color photographs by Jack Breed. Albuquerque, N.M.: University of New Mexico Press, c1959.
Kachina Dolls: The Art of Hopi Carvers, by Helga Teiwes. 161 pages. University of Arizona Press (September 1, 1992). ISBN-10: 0816512647. ISBN-13: 978-0816512645.
Product Description: "Much has been written about the popular kachina dolls carved by the Hopi Indians of northern Arizona, but little has been revealed about the artistry behind them. Now Helga Teiwes describes the development of this art form from early traditional styles to the action-style kachina dolls made popular in galleries throughout the world, and on to the kachina sculptures that have evolved in the last half of the 1980s. Teiwes explains the role of the Katsina spirit in Hopi religion and that of the kachina doll-the carved representation of a Katsina-in the ritual and economic life of the Hopis. In tracing the history of the kachina doll in Hopi culture, she shows how these wooden figures have changed since carvers came to be influenced by their marketability among Anglos and how their carving has been characterized by increasingly refined techniques. Unique to this book are Teiwes's description of the most recent trends in kachina doll carving and her profiles of twenty-seven modern carvers, including such nationally known artists as Alvin James Makya and Cecil Calnimptewa. Enhancing the text are more than one hundred photographs, including twenty-five breathtaking color plates that bring to life the latest examples of this popular art form." text courtesy of Amazon.com
Kachinas: A Selected Bibliography, by Marcia Muth. Sunstone Press; 1st edition (May 1984). ISBN-10: 0865340315. ISBN-13: 978-0865340312
Sculpture in California, 1975-80: An Exhibition, By Richard Armstrong, San Diego Museum of Art. Contributor Richard Armstrong. Published by The Museum, 1980. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 13, 2007. 95 pages. Source: Google Books
Also see sculpture: 18-19th Century, 19-20th Century
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