Review~ Barry X Ball

Barry X Ball Remaking Sculpture Nasher Sculpture Center [link]Dallas, TX January 25 – April 19, 2020 Re-embodying the nostalgic spirit of classical sculpture in the contemporary age of mechano-digital reproduction parallels the “digitized consciousness” quandary, wherein fidelity of replication manifests the soul. This sculpture –akin to photographic processes of pointing, shooting, and printing— maps the… Continue reading Review~ Barry X Ball

Review ~ Sterling Ruby

Sterling Ruby Sterling Ruby: SculptureNasher Sculpture Center [link]Dallas published on EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review [link] Totems and tombstones, massive monuments preserved under rich, goopy surfaces: it is monstrous modernism made casual plaything. Scrawled epitaphs mar the surface subverting the potentially grand, ethotic universal message into simplistic mantras. This coifed contempt –decades of epic expenditures undercut… Continue reading Review ~ Sterling Ruby

Work/Play: Rhetoric & Utility at the Nasher

Wow, Now That’s What I Call Stand-Up! Vol. 1 Programmed by Lee Escobedo Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas [link] September 19, 2016 Ryder performed his comedic art action Work/Play: Rhetoric & Utility as part of an evening of programming at the Nasher. Drawing inspiration from the political humor of Kathryn Andrews work on display at the Nasher, Ryder enacts… Continue reading Work/Play: Rhetoric & Utility at the Nasher

Review ~ Doris Salcedo

Published by EUTOPIA: Contemporary Art Review, April 22, 2016 Doris Salcedo Plegaria Muda Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas [link] Conflating poetics with the politics of victimization Salcedo contextualizes her work with exhumation of the dead. Metaphorically and literally fecund, the dark platitude of survival through hardship physicalizes loss as symbolic graveyard. Plegaria Muda references Columbian youths… Continue reading Review ~ Doris Salcedo