Sculpture

Nari Ward, Savior, 1996
Nari Ward

Emerging in the early 1990s as part of a generation of artists exploring the intersections of art, identity formation, and political representation, Nari Ward engages the symbolic potential of found objects. The artist draws on many references, ranging from folklore to West African and Western...

Ron Nagle, Faberge Leg, 2016
Ron Nagle

Since the 1950s, Ron Nagle has been creating intimately scaled and original sculptural works. The artist’s compact artworks bring together virtuoso techniques and materials from traditional ceramics, experimental sculpture, and painting. In the 1960s, he began using a low-fire, slip-...

Sarah Sze, Hidden Relief, 2001
Sarah Sze

Sarah Sze uses everyday materials such as paper cups, tape, string, and plants to create ambitious, site-specific sculptures and installations that take on the character of landscapes, architecture, constellations, and improvisational systems. An important contemporary artist redefining the...

Nancy Graves, Trace
Nancy Graves

Sculptor, painter, printmaker, and filmmaker, Nancy Graves gained notoriety in the late 1960s for her realistic sculptures of camels. Throughout her career she explored the boundaries of art, especially its relationship to science, anthropology, and natural history. Her life-sized, realistic...

Haegue Yang, "The Intermediate – Inceptive Sphere," 2016
Haegue Yang

Haegue Yang makes intricate and visually-compelling sculptures from largely banal materials, including clothing racks, light bulbs, and bamboo roots. She first became known for her experiential installations consisting of venetian blinds—an important material for the artist due to its...

Diane Simpson "Vest (Scalloped)," 2010
Diane Simpson

Over the last thirty-five years, Diane Simpson has produced a unique body of work founded on the relationship between precise, diagrammatic drawings and the uncanny sculptures they generate. Simpson begins by translating details she encounters in daily life and through research—elements of...

Cady Noland, Objectification Process, 1989
Cady Noland

Cady Noland emerged on the art scene in New York in the 1980s, and is now among the leading voices of her generation. Drawing from mass media images such as press photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald and Patty Hearst and found objects from the urban landscape such as beer cans, American flags, and...

Ron Nagle, "Boston Scrambler," 2015
Ron Nagle

One of the most original artists working today, Ron Nagle has made stunning small sculptures since the 1950s. A student of ceramics pioneer Peter Voulkos (who taught ceramics at Black Mountain College), Nagle participated in an important dialogue with other artists working in the medium, like...

Robert Rohm, Untitled, 1970
Robert Rohm

In 1969, Robert Rohm’s manila rope reliefs were included in three important group exhibitions: Lucy Lippard’s 557, 087 at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Seattle; Marcia Tucker and James Monte’s Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials at the Whitney Museum of...

Robert Rohm, Untitled, 1969
Robert Rohm

In 1969, Robert Rohm’s manila rope reliefs were included in three important group exhibitions: Lucy Lippard’s 557, 087 at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Seattle; Marcia Tucker and James Monte’s Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials at the Whitney Museum of...

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