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Angela Ho

Freidus/Ordover

Contemporary sculpture has become a wide-open, eminently expansive activity. What has come to matter more than questions of material or technique is the artist’s ability to imbue form with feeling and create a real and most importantly a communicative object. Angelo Ho is one of the few younger figurative sculptors who can do all this and more. For the last eight years she has chosen to work in marble, and she has successfully updated this most venerable of sculptural materials into a new and relevant means of expression.

In the work here, Ho reconciles past and present with insight and imagination. References abound to sculptural traditions ranging from classical Greek, through Gothic and 19th-century academic, to various East Asian schools, particularly Indian, but the overall presence is distinctly contemporary and accessible. Beside Myself, 1983, for example, features two seated figures

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