Everson Museum of Art

Syracuse, NY



20th Century Sculpture from the Collection of the Everson Museum of Art


20th Century Sculpture from the Collection opened to the public on Saturday June 12, 1999 and will remain on view through September 12, 1999.

20th Century Sculpture from the Collection is organized by Everson Senior Curator Thomas Piché Jr. and is accompanied by a gallery guide. This exhibition is supported by Fleet Financial Group.

This exhibition of twenty works includes some of the seminal figures of twentieth century art; among them are Alexander Calder, Alexander Archipenko, Jean Arp, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Arman, Sol LeWitt, Mary Frank, John DeAndrea, and Michael Tracy. It is arranged in five broad divisions. Artists within each division share a historical period, formal concerns, or intellectual content with each other. Each grouping explores an aspect of the main artistic currents of the past century, ranging from cubism to neo-plastic explorations, biomorphic abstraction to geometric abstraction, abstract figuration to super realism, and minimalist works to works of social concern.

"The collection of twentieth century sculpture at Everson Museum of Art is as varied in the materials, methods, and movements involved as one might expect when considering the many diverse changes that have characterized the century in which these objects were made," said Piché. "The sculptures run the gamut from descriptive to abstract, employing everything from artisanal carving to the conceptual treatment of found elements, and they encompass media as different as wood, stone, steel, clay, and bone."

The exhibition will also include works by Ilya Bolotowsky, Alfred DeCredico, Stephen DeStabler, Michel Gérard, Ronald Gonzalez, Yayoi Kusama, Ivan Mestrovic, George Segal, and Jack Squier.

On Thursday, July 1 at 5:30 pm there will be a gallery talk with Dan Buckingham and Alison Safford, sculptors and artists-in-residence at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York, who will offer insight into issues in contemporary sculpture through a discussion of their own work

Images from top to bottom: Arman [Armand Fernandez] (American, b. France, 1928). Prisoner, 1986. Bronze and wood cellos, 49 x 32 1/2 x 49 inches, Gift of Faye and Henry A. Panasci Jr. Photo by Hugh Tifft; Ivan Mestrovic (American, b. Croatia, 1883-1962), Mother and Child, 1946, onyx; 34 x 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, Gift of Thomas J. Watson.

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