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  • newNew Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh

    New Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh

    Author, illustrator, photographer, and LEGO aficionado Chris McVeigh (previously) has added new retro technology kits to his cache of minimalist models, sets which include several decade-specific desktop set-ups and a boombox with multiple lego tap…
    - 49 mins ago, 27 Jul 17, 11:50am -
  • newVintage Film Cameras Meticulously Built From Colored Paper by Lee Ji-Hee

    Vintage Film Cameras Meticulously Built From Colored Paper by Lee Ji-Hee

    Korean artist Lee Ji-hee builds paper models of old film cameras, recreating the details of their every mechanism through expertly folded paper. Although his paper cameras match the original in every aspect of their form, the colors he selects for h…
    - 20 hours ago, 26 Jul 17, 4:22pm -
  • Track Shorts: A Short Film Series with Colossal at Lost Arts

    Track Shorts: A Short Film Series with Colossal at Lost Arts

    Colossal is hosting a short-film program this Saturday night in Chicago at Lost Arts as part of a new series called Track Shorts. Echoing Lost Arts’ role as a laboratory and workshop for creatives working with their hands, Colossal brings together…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:44am -
  • An Inflated Roof of Spikes Protrude From a Crumbling Scottish Gatehouse

    An Inflated Roof of Spikes Protrude From a Crumbling Scottish Gatehouse

    Three white inflatable installations protrude from the landscape in Scotland’s Mellerstain’s House and Gardens, works that inhabit two aging structures and a lake that belongs to the estate built in 1725. The installations, which are collectively…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 17, 11:25am -
  • Minimalism & Multitude: The Swarming Animated GIFs of Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure

    Minimalism & Multitude: The Swarming Animated GIFs of Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure

    French animator Frédéric Vayssouze-Faure explores complicated mathematical concepts through short animations he publishes on a Tumblr called Wavegrower. Sine functions, harmonic oscillations, and fractals are all core concepts behind his undulating…
    - 1 day ago, 26 Jul 17, 9:02am -
  • Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smiley Face on a 3,700-Year-Old Jug

    Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smiley Face on a 3,700-Year-Old Jug

    A team of Turkish and Italian archeologists working on a site in southern Turkey discovered an interesting object recently, an ancient smiley face drawn on the side of an off white jug. The faded face is simplistically drawn, two black dots hovering…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:48pm -
  • Delicate Botanical Tattoos by Pis Saro

    Delicate Botanical Tattoos by Pis Saro

    Crimea-based tattoo artist Pis Saro (previously) brings plants to life on the surface of her clients’ skin, articulating near photo-realistic images of delicate ferns and flowers that traverse spines and encircle wrists. Collected here are a number…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 11:31am -
  • Conceptual Illustrations That Unveil Hidden Worlds by Andrea Ucini

    Conceptual Illustrations That Unveil Hidden Worlds by Andrea Ucini

    Self-taught Italian illustrator Andrea Ucini draws scenes which reveal hidden plot lines, adding a conceptual twist to his minimalistic imagery. Within Ucini’s illustrations one can sneak a peek behind the veil of a shadow or streetlamp, uncovering…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 3:36pm -
  • Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee

    Abstract Neon Light Installations Photographed by Jung Lee

    Like the loop-de-loop scribbles of a child, artist Jung Lee (previously) constructed a series of neon light sculptures that were installed and photographed against cinematic landscapes as part of her series titled “No More“. Earlier neon works by…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 12:39pm -
  • River Stones with Pouches Unzip to Reveal Hidden Scenes and Objects

    River Stones with Pouches Unzip to Reveal Hidden Scenes and Objects

    Japanese artist Hirotoshi Ito’s sculptural works are a surreal contradiction of materials that seemingly shouldn’t exist, and yet here they are. The smooth stones of variable shape and size are each embedded with zippers that open to reveal hidde…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 17, 9:44am -

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The Guardian: Sculpture

  • Nathan David obituary
    My husband Nathan David, who has died of cancer aged 87, was a sculptor who created bronzes of ballet dancers, including Rudolf Nureyev, Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley, Natalia Makarova, Mikhail Baryshnikov and many others.In 1980, Dame Margot Fon…
    - 4 days ago, 23 Jul 17, 1:10pm -
  • Sex and social realism, Scotland's new gothic folly and Frieze all summer long – the week in art
    The Frieze fair flings open the doors of its outdoor sculpture garden, Pablo Bronstein’s striking new sculpture is unveiled in Edinburgh and a show devoted to comics opens in Derby – in your weekly dispatchPablo BronsteinA gothic folly is connect…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 7:32am -
  • Miranda Strickland-Constable obituary
    My former colleague Miranda Strickland-Constable was a curator at Leeds City Art Gallery, where her purchases were among the most adventurous by municipal galleries in Britain in the 1970s and 80s. In themselves courageous, they gave courage to other…
    - 11 days ago, 16 Jul 17, 8:48am -
  • Soul of a Nation review – the extraordinary art of the black power era
    Tate Modern, LondonCivil rights meet aesthetics in this riveting survey of 20 crucial years of black American art and struggleA man with shades and a perfectly picked afro stands against a flat silver background. He is dressed in a Superman T-shirt.…
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  • The fruitiest Victorian, the miracle of plywood and a beach-ready conceptualist – the week in art
    Roman sensuality is laid bare by a visionary Victorian, a goddess creates a galaxy with breast-milk and Superman bends to black power – all in your weekly dispatchRose Finn-KelceyThis retrospective of the important British conceptual artist surveys…
    - 13 days ago, 14 Jul 17, 8:21am -
  • Ghost nets: the remote town turning death-trap debris into world-class art
    Washed-up fishing nets plague a Cape York community – but locals are winning global acclaim for repurposing themOn the outskirts of the Aboriginal town of Pormpuraaw – beyond the scented frangipani trees, the rows of bungalows, and the lush tropi…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 2:00pm -
  • Soul of a Nation review – the sorrowful, shattering art of black power
    Tate Modern, London Searing artistic responses to the agony of America’s racial struggle sit alongside powerful abstracts by forgotten artists. This compelling show puts the battle for civil rights in a brutal, brilliant new lightSam Gilliam’s 19…
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  • The Indigenous community making art from garbage – video
    On Pormpuraaw beach on the west coast of Cape York peninsula, plastic fishing nets have been washing up on shore – some kilometres long. Killing hundreds of species of marine life, the ‘ghost nets’ threaten a valuable food source for the local…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Jul 17, 3:56am -
  • 'The ghetto is the gallery': black power and the artists who captured the soul of the struggle
    What part did black artists play in America’s civil rights struggle? They reinvented Superman and took a seven-mile artwork through Harlem. As the Tate tackles this tumultuous era with Soul of a Nation, we meet the show’s star attractionsCan “t…
    - 18 days ago, 9 Jul 17, 11:00am -
  • Portrait power, black power and flower power – the week in art
    Old masters spill their secrets, America makes a fist of its history and New Order say it with roses – all in your weekly dispatchThe EncounterThis exhibition of portrait drawings made from life by the likes of Holbein, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembra…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Jul 17, 6:13am -

The International Sculpture Center

  • Voyages, Alien Sperm Fruit and Coco-Skins

    Voyages, Alien Sperm Fruit and Coco-Skins

    What an eventful month! Travel to new places, visitors, experimenting in new media and new works. The beginning of July offered me the opportunity to travel to the Antilles Islands and see new and unexpected things. I was concerned that leaving for a…
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  • Toxic Water

    Toxic Water

    Intending to save $200 million dollars over the course of twenty-five years, in 2014 the city of Flint switched its water supply from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and, in its place, built a pipeline channeling water from the Flint River.…
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  • Time Flies When You’re An Artist-In-Residence

    Time Flies When You’re An Artist-In-Residence

    The staff, faculty and other artists at ISCxGFS have been showing us a great time! Took a trip into NYC to see some friends and shows a few weeks ago. Fellow PSU MFA Kayley Berezney’s corpulent exhibition Lumpy, Dumpy & Grumpy opened at Disclaimer…
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  • Artist Foundations

    Artist Foundations

    Many successful people have time to plan their legacies, but the last months of Nancy Graves’ life were hectic. In May of 1995, the 55 year-old sculptor was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, and five months later she was dead. With no heirs, she had t…
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  • Continuing the dual life: Underground

    Continuing the dual life: Underground

    The last two weeks were full of adventures in and out of grounds for sculpture. Visiting Johnson Atelier, and digital Atelier where they make big sculptures, having an artist talk, studio visits and etc. The most exciting adventure though was visitin…
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  • Update from ISC Mana Resident Olga Alexander

    Update from ISC Mana Resident Olga Alexander

    At a time when categories or boundaries are being dissolved or at least blurred isn’t it peculiar that almost anyone outside of the arts still holds them dear! Me thinks it’s the work of engineers and coders obsessed with big data and algorithms,…
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  • Fitting the Human Within Nature

    Fitting the Human Within Nature

    Nature is inspiration to many artists. But while natural form has inspired generations of artists, today many are finding source material not purely within the plants and animals, the leaves and seeds, flowers and rocks that we think of immediately w…
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  • Figuration (cont’d): Kathy Venter and Evan Penny

    Figuration (cont’d): Kathy Venter and Evan Penny

    When last we spoke about what I’ve been calling “figuration ” – the aesthetic drive towards representing the living, breathing organisms that populate this here planet (even if only in our fevered imaginations – I’d introduced work that t…
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  • An Incomplete List of Observations: ISC Resident Shawn Creeden

    An Incomplete List of Observations: ISC Resident Shawn Creeden

    Hi I’m Shawn. Among other things I am an interdisciplinary artist, graduate student at Portland State University, semi-professional horticulturist and (deeply honored) inaugural ISC artist-in-residence at Grounds For Sculpture. I am so psyched to r…
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  • The Dual Life of Grounds for Sculpture: ISC Resident Nooshin Hakim Javadi

    The Dual Life of Grounds for Sculpture: ISC Resident Nooshin Hakim Javadi

    Last weekend, when I still couldn’t believe it, I arrived at Grounds For Sculpture park to start my residency. The first two days I was so amazed by the beauty of the ground, the landscape and the amount of works in the park. This amazement continu…
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Call It Sculpture

  • Art Makes You Smart

    Art Makes You Smart

    Art Makes You Smart Last spring at NAEA I had the pleasure of attending a session led by Anne Kraybill, Jay Greene, and Brian Kisida about a large evaluation being done at the Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkanas. I was very pleased to see…
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  • Back to School: Some Changes in our School Tours for the 2013-2014 Year

    Back to School: Some Changes in our School Tours for the 2013-2014 Year

    “The uncrowded galleries allowed the class to focus well and think deeply about the sculptures. The educator was warm, engaging and in control of the group.” The above quote is taken from a teacher’s evaluation of a school tour last year. This…
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  • Do It At Home

    Do It At Home

    Submitted by Sejin Park, Noguchi Museum Intern The Noguchi Museum has created a set of art workshop instructions for parents.  Feel free to download them and share with families, or use them in your own classrooms. Clay Cardboard Mixed Media Printma…
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  • A Closer Look

    A Closer Look

    A few weeks ago, cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham shared a post on his blog that recommends using art to teach students patience.  In particular, he shares a lesson from Jennifer Roberts of Harvard, in which students study a single painting…
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  • Elmo Explains Sculpture

    Elmo Explains Sculpture

    For teachers of younger elementary school students, this video features Jon Hamm and Elmo explaining what sculpture is.  Perhaps a good video to show students before visiting The Noguchi Museum?  (Although you may have to clarify that sculpture doe…
    - 19 Jun 13, 4:59pm -
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