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Material Personae

Lynda Benglis

by Tom Csaszar

Lynda Benglis's recent sculptures consistently direct the viewer to their materials qualities. However, it is the narratives that develop in relation to the materials and shapes that are stressed in her works. As one moves from their commanding physical power to the richness of their metaphoric and emotional associations, their playful intelligence becomes more evident.

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MATERIAL DEVICES:THE DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURE OF JOHN ATKIN

by Tom Csaszar

 

The sculptures and drawings of John Atkin present not so much images of machines as they do diagrams of machines incompletely realized in our imagination. His playful inventions are casual and direct statements. And yet, like a well-written Tokugawa haiku - as opposed to a poorly written Elizabethan sonnet - they are metaphoric and rhetorical in the sense that they help us to discover our own metaphors in them, rather than impress us with the cleverness of the packaged rhetoric of their creator. >>>

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Perception's Nature

by Tom Csaszar

 

Winifred Lutz's installations have established her work internationally in the last dozen years. The recent retrospective of her sculpturesat Moore College of Art and Design's Levy Gallery in Philadelphia, titled "Place of Nature, Nature of Place," started with pieces dating from the late '70s and early '80s. This exhibition made it possible to discern the themes that underlie her diverse works. >>>

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