This is what sculpture looks like
June 14 - August 2, 2014

There are too many painting shows.
There aren't enough sculpture shows.
We are fixing that.
Sixteen artists.




Sculpture has suffered negation in the discourse and the marketplace. For Rosalind Krauss it was both not-architecture ["what was on or in front of a building that was not the building,'] and not-landscape ["what was in the landscape that was not the landscape."] For Ad Reinhardt sculpture was not-painting: Something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.

Modernism and postmodernism aggrandized the painting, the mark, the brush, the gesture, rendering sculpture's critical presence invisible, its space a void. In the Internet age, painting and photography slide in and out of JPEGs while sculpture is left behind IRL, its simulacra always giving the digital game away.

By now we can't deny it: the critical theories we have erected have proved impotent when confronting the fertile field of sculpture as it is practiced today.

Artists are making sculptures with all the overlooked verbs on Richard Serra's list (*). Sculpture exists in and defines not just physical space, but psychic space, conceptual space, political space. And not just space, but our presence in it, our relationship to it, our movement through it, our responsibility for it.

Sculpture is physical, at once a thing, the space around it, and an image, a full-spectrum experience imprinted on the brain and the body of the viewer.

Rachel Beach

Caitlin Cherry

Monica Cook

Diana Cooper

Molly Crabapple

Daria Irincheeva

Natalie Jeremijenko

Saeri Kiritani

Joanna Malinowska

Michelle Matson

Rachel Mason

Esperanza Mayobre

Brenna Murphy

Kate Ostler

Shinique Smith

Katie Torn

(*) http://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2011/10/20/to-collect

This is what sculpture looks like
installation view
This is what sculpture looks like
installation view
This is what sculpture looks like
installation view
Joanna Malinowska
Genre scene with a fountain
2014
vinyl, foam, paper, plaster, shellac, tv monitor video, black and white, no sound
running time: 5 min loop
dimensions variable
Brenna Murphy
Glyph Garland Resonator

2014
plexiglass, digital print, MDF, paint, 3D printed plastic resin
48 x 109 inches
Katie Torn
Aunt Lizzie

2014
pigment on paper
53 38 inches
Shinique Smith
Soul Elsewhere

2013
artist's clothing, fiber-fill and rope
38.5 x 18 14 inches
Natalie Jeremijenko
MUSCLExCHOIR Performing Live!

2014
blue mussels (Mylilus edulis) - each with an IP address, magnets, hall effect sensor, instant ocean, live rock with coraelline algae, acrylic, tubes, wild observatories and visualight.org app to change the lights.
dimensions variable
Daria Irincheeva
Evening Composition #017

2014
paint samples, wood, contact paper, brick, glossy laque, tape, airplants
dimension variable
Diana Cooper
Cubicle

2014
digital prints, vinyl, plastic gutter guards, stainless steel spikes, plastic, acrylic paint, felt tip markers, vinyl tape, wood, metal hardware, numbered map pins and corrugated plastic
74 x 74 x 70 inches
Rachel Mason
Amy Sedaris and PJ Harvey

2014
polymer clay, acrylic paint, repurposed porcelain doll bodies, synthetic doll hair, fabric, mirror, hot glue
15 x 8.5 x 4 inches and 16 x 8.5 x 4 inches respectively
Monica Cook
Phosphene

2014
aqua resin, urethane resin, plaster, steel, acrylic paint, urethane, urine, salt, barnacles, sea grass, copper, silicone, train modelturf, powder pigment, blood, bleach, magic sculpt, wax, plastic skeleton, ceramic teeth, silver tooth cap, wire, oil paint, soot, buoy
56 x 84 x 45 inches
Caitlin Cherry
Mute City, Big Blue, Port Town

2014
swimming pool (wood, ceramic tiles, plexiglass, water, chlorine) mounted over painting (oil on canvas)
87 x 79.5 x 12 inches
Saeri Kiritani
100 pounds of rice

2013
rice, rice noodle, elmer's glue, epoxy glue, wood and metal sticks
84 x 60 inches
Esperanza Mayobre
Hueco, palo, bloque, antena (or the story of a Golindano antenna)

2014
wood, hydrocal, silkscreen, photograph, paint
10 ft x 11 ft x 9 ft 5 inches
Molly Crabapple
Portraits of myself and Lola Montes with things said about us by our contemporaries

2014
acrylic on wood
60 x 80 x 40 inches
Kate Ostler
Workers Protest Platters

2013-14
17 plattersglazed ceramics
dimensions variable by piece
Rachel Beach
Hull and Demi

2014
both: oil, acrylic plywood, metal stand
78 x 24 x 17.5 inches each
Michelle Matson
Untitled

2014
wood, sheetrock, latex, paint, graphite, glue, plaster, Styrofoam, acid free colored paper and colored pencil
74 x 50 x 36 inches