New York

Thirteen Sculptors

Robert Freidus Gallery

Jean Feinberg, who was formerly curator at the now comatose Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, brought together the work of 13 sculptors at the Robert Freidus loft. Most were relatively unfamiliar, some unknown in New York. The show consisted of 32 sculptures, both large and small in scale, models and full-size pieces commissioned for this exhibition, and 11 drawings, most of which were related to the sculptures shown. It was a special event because so much contemporary sculpture is anonymous and intimidating; it rarely informs or comforts us. At best, it softens the hard edges of modern life.

In the loft—which is Freidus’ home as well as gallery—the sculptures were hung from the walls, placed on table tops and in vitrines and on pedestals, and some were free-standing. The lack of a formal division between exhibition and living spaces somehow helped to extend the definition of a work of

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