Sculpture

Cornelia Parker, Hanging Fire (Suspected Arson), 1999
Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker is known for her poetic transformation of existing materials, which she achieves through processes that are both physical and conceptual. With an elegant sculptural hand she constructs works that function as richly evocative metaphors.

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Roni Horn, Key and Cue
Roni Horn

Working in sculpture, drawing, photography, and site-specific installation, Roni Horn explores the very nature of art, especially as it relates to site, environment, and identity. In an interview on Art21, Horn describes the importance of words to her process: “I move through language to...

Jenny Holzer Hands on Your Breast Can Keep Your Heart Beating, from the Survival Series, 1989
Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer’s medium is words and ideas, and she uses a variety of vehicles—from stickers, posters, and T-shirts to benches, bronze plaques, electronic displays, and the Internet—to disseminate her piercingly incisive phrases in public spaces. Holzer incorporates strategies...

Rachel Harrison, Jack Lemmon
Rachel Harrison

By combining disparate elements—some readymade and some crafted—Rachel Harrison challenges viewers to explore layers of metaphor, allusion, and double-entendre. Since the early 1990s, she has been recognized for the wry humor she brings to political satire. As grotesque as they are...

Tara Donovan, Untitled (Pins), 2003
Tara Donovan

Tara Donovan transforms everyday materials into formally elegant sculptures, installations, and works on paper. She has made works from massive accumulations of pins, straws, toothpicks, tarpaper, tape, buttons, paper plates, and pencils. The means by which Donovan manipulates these objects are...

Louise Bourgeois, Janus Fleuri, 1968/92
Louise Bourgeois

For over seventy years, Louise Bourgeois created poignant, cathartic work that explores sexuality, the human form, and traumatic events from her childhood. She is well known for her powerful sculptural work in a variety of media, including marble, bronze, plaster, and fabric.

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Louise Bourgeois, “Germinal,” 1967–92.
Louise Bourgeois

During her seventy-year career, Louise Bourgeois became an artist of wide influence and art-historical importance. Her charged work, a distinctive mix of abstraction and figuration, delves into childhood memories and the emotional struggles of everyday life. Working in wood, bronze, marble,...

Louise Bourgeois, Arched Figure No. 1, 1997
Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois was one of the most influential artists of the last century. In her distinctive mix of abstraction and figuration, she delved into childhood memories and the struggles of everyday life. Using a variety of materials—wood, bronze, marble, steel, rubber, and fabric—she...

Senga Nengudi

Since the 1970s, Senga Nengudi has been a leading figure of the African American avant-garde in Los Angeles and New York. The artist’s background as a dancer and choreographer informs her practice. In the 1970s, she was first recognized for her anthropomorphic nylon mesh sculptures and...

Lynda Benglis

Lynda Benglis came of age as an artist in New York in the 1960s, and her work was closely associated with both process art and minimalism. She is best known for pouring industrial materials such as latex and foam—often directly onto the floor, echoing Jackson Pollock’s style of...

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