Lily Cox-Richard: On the Powers of Taking a Stand
作者: Nicholas HartiganJoan Kee
刊名: Art Journal, 2016, Vol.72 (4), pp.78-83
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/00043249.2013.10792866
原始语种摘要: What does it mean to take a stand for sculpture now? Such is the question Lily Cox-Richard asks in the appropriately titled series The Stand (Possessing Powers). Here she selects, edits, and then re-creates elements of the works of Hiram Powers (1805–1873), the presumptive “father of American sculpture” who helped establish and define the young country's genre of Neoclassical sculpture for domestic and international audiences. In many respects, the reference is anachronistic to the point of disbelief, even for an artist of a generation to whom creation often means the promiscuous cutting and pasting of images without regard to their original contexts. The intensive, almost excessive amount of labor undertaken in the making of these sculptures is yet another indication that this is not...
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