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Close Relations and A Few Black Sheep: Sculpture from the Permanent Collection

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6/2/2012 - 9/23/2012
Organizing institution: Weatherspoon Art Museum

This Exhibition includes the following Venues:
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro 6/2/2012 - 9/23/2012

Focusing on the Weatherspoon's ever growing collection of three-dimensional works, this exhibition is presented in several sections, each of which brings together artists whose work shares an affinity, if not a fairly direct kinship.

"The Space of Architecture" features work by Jackie Ferrara, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, and Jane South, among others. Some pieces are structures that simulate architectural forms while others more directly quote from that vocabulary. The works in "Going Organic" share an inspiration from, or approximation of, the natural world and include newly acquired sculptures by Ursula Von Rydinsgvard and Roxy Paine. "No More Heavy Metal" presents the work of post-minimalist sculptors, such as Richard Nonas, Tara Donovan, and Charles Long, who reject the cool and pre-fabricated nature of much minimal art in favor of a greater engagement with form and materials.

The "few black sheep" - works by Scott Richter and Kent and Kevin Young, for example - spotlight the fact that distinctions between genres and mediums have been stretched, dismantled, and elided in much contemporary art.

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