Joanne Dickson

  • Michael Heizer

    Despite the trend toward so-called “public sculpture,” artists producing these works frequently become mired down by bureaucratic specifications and uninformed assessments of their pieces. It has been difficult for some contemporary sculptors to make the transition from the gallery to the external environment. Without the museum, sculpture that affects a nonart look often fails to engage our full attention. Michael Heizer overcomes this limitation by responding to the site as a place that is distinctive and vivid. He has consistently shunned the museum and gallery in favor of more natural

  • Glenn Jampol, studio exhibition:

    In Glenn Jampol’s large paintings, formally and emotionally complex, a dialogue is established between immense, illusionistic forms and broad, painterly swaths of color. Jampol successfully synthesizes the gestural, intuitive manipulation of paint and the illusionistic depiction of an object floating in clear, deep space. The pastel prettiness of his earlier work remains, but it has been ameliorated by his strong compositions.

    A few years ago Jampol made pieces in which he combined constructions and found objects with painted canvases. These three-dimensional works poked fun at Renaissance