Artist Reviews

Javier Marín

For anyone interested in figurative sculpture, the year began with a notable event, as J. Johnson Gallery in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, presented twenty-one monumental and life-size bronze and terracotta works by the extraordinary Mexican artist Javier Marín. The works, weighing over 200 tons, were flown in from Mexico City. Over... More »

John Frame

“Enigma Variations: The Sculpture of John Frame, 1980–2005,” this Spring at the Long Beach Museum of Art, looked back at the career of an idiosyncratic California artist whose haunting sculptural installations combine crafted wood and found objects. Frame (b. 1950) has a background in theater, dance and literature. His small-scale... More »

Gary Weisman

This winter the Frederick Baker Gallery in Chicago presented a solo exhibition by sculptor Gary Weisman. Weisman’s bronzes—mostly nude figures and animals—are notable for their energetic musculature and rich, patinated surfaces. Some works, such as the beefy torso Center, Male (24˝ high), have the look of antique fragments, with an... More »