Barbara A. MacAdam

The title of sculptor Mel Kendrick’s exhibition “Seeing Things in Things” at the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, New York is particularly apt. At 73 years old, Kendrick is famous for taking things…

Eight years in the making, this sprawling show of some 350…

Biography necessarily runs hand in hand with visual-art production. For sculptor and conceptual artist Russell Maltz, living and making are one and the same thing. That said, the affable,…
Three books—actually exhibition catalogues—hint at the diversity of the art being exhibited, considered, and reconsidered today. Together the following three publications reflect the intellectual…
Fascinated by language, its connection to the visual, and the craft of paper making, McClure became fluent in Japanese and found herself shocked by the many mistranslations she began to encounter,…
As I edge out of almost-post-pandemic confusion and lethargy, three books have awakened my curiosity and steered it in very different directions, together navigating the treacherous shoals of the…
His gathering of marks “is about making a language,” he says. “I couldn’t do enough to get clarity, so I made groupings.” He divided them into categories—“Families,” “Beginnings,” and “Universes.” “…
At 130 pounds, Brie Ruais is equal in weight and material substance to her collaborator: clay. Each work they embark on involves pulling out the partner’s guts and pushing them into a shape.