Over the past few decades, Shary Boyle has garnered attention for a multifaceted practice that includes ceramics, painting, installations, drawings, and more. In this post, we take a look at some of her recent sculptures, which toy with vintage and ancient incarnations of rendering humanity through ceramics.
The samurai’s enormous impact in Japan was even felt in fashion, and in Tetsuya Noguchi’s sculptures and paintings, contemporary fashion influences their own garb. “This Is Not a Samurai” is the artist’s new show at Arsham/Fieg Gallery in Kith Soho. The micro-gallery in New York City has garnered praise for giving smaller works attention. The show kicks off today at the small space.
In En Iwamura’s recent show at Ross+Kramer Gallery’s East Hampton venue, the artist explores the concept of “Ma,” a philosophical Japanese concept focusing on spatial awareness between entities. His vibrant creations, with their distinct structure and playfulness, give viewers the chance to consider Ma with his creatures.
Philadelphia’s Drew Leshko has been lauded for his miniatures depicting urban storefronts and objects, crafted in paper and wood. In the sculptor’s “Signs” series, in particular, we find the architecture of signage given an accurate and intimate portrayal. The artist recently shared some of those recent markers in a show with at Paradigm Gallery + Studio. (In 2016, we visited the artist’s studio, and you can find that story here.)
The sculptures of Federico Clapis often play with our tether to technology, from the womb to the modern professional. The former stage, in particular, is where we find some of the artist’s most provocative work. He recently unveiled the above piece, a massive bronze figure, in London.
With Patricia Piccinini’s current exhibition at Arken Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, the sculptor’s hyperrealistic creations carry a surprising intimacy. Running through Sept. 8, “A World of Love” offers figures and forms across several years from the artist. She was last featured on our website here. (Museum photographs by David Stjernholm.)