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A Review of "Creative Destruction" at Azarian McCullough

by Flora Armetta

In a provocative new solo exhibition, the artist John Belardo presents works that draw upon technical aspects of, and yet resist the strictures inherent in, the classical tradition. Belardo’s terra-cotta pieces and gestural drawings demonstrate a clear knowledge of artistic anatomy and seemingly traditional subject matter while playing... More »

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The WWI Memorial: An American Acropolis

by James F. Cooper

Sabin Howard, a New York sculptor, has designed the equivalent of an American Parthenon for Washington, D.C. A Soldier's Story, a 75 -foot-long, 10.5-foot-tall bronze wall bas-relief honoring the 4.7 million men and... More »

The Passions of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux

by Meredith Bergmann

This is the apt title of a book by James David Draper and Edouard Papet, inspired by and documenting the 2014 retrospective exhibition of the same name at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Musée d’Orsay. We have... More »

Sculpture Through the Prism of Gender

by James F. Cooper

The inaugural opening at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, a 113,000 square-foot gallery, located in Los Angeles, is an important, monumental, museum-size exhibition of one hundred abstract sculptures created by thirty-four... More »