Jene Highstein: A Full Roundness

WITH SO MUCH BUSTLE in the field of painting lately, there is a tendency to overlook the less populated field of sculpture. The situation of ten years ago, when painting was somewhat under the cloud of sculpture and conceptual art, has reversed. New sculpture, however, is being made in a multiplicity of materials and styles. There is a new generation of sculptors, owing something to the pioneers of Minimal art, but striking out on their own, unhampered by the dictates of reductio ad absurdum. Without assuming any sort of completeness, I might mention Brenda Miller, whose typewriter works achieve objecthood despite their flatness; Jackie Winsor, who uses all kinds of forms and materials to make compact objects; Joel Shapiro, known for small castings; Suzanne Harris, who works with pyramidal forms; David Rabinowitch,who uses drilled and cut heavy steel plates; Lynda Benglis, who makes free

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