Tuesday, October 13, 2009
White, White Marble
Saw a fantastic show at LUX, a private art museum/artist residency program, by Elizabeth Turk. This institution tends to bring in conceptual artists who also practice precision craft, and Turk is no exception. Gorgeous marble sculptures like toothpaste squeezed in a pile, or crazed rib-cages. They are called “Collars.” No photos, so see them here.
Marble sculpture isn’t taught in America much anymore, but it’s alive and well in Turkey, as you can see from this student sculpture yard at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul.