sculpture Tag

Park McArthur

Park McArthur and
Chisenhale Gallery
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a new commission by Park McArthur that will premiere at Chisenhale Gallery as part of the artist's first solo exhibition in the U.K. Working in sculpture, sound and text, Ms. McArthur addresses the formal and informal structures of care, the...

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“In Other Words: A Native Primer”, 2013. Vinyl signage, found wood, screws and wire. Dimensions variable. (Detail)

Anna Tsouhlarakis
Grants for Visual Artists

Through her sculpture, performance, installation and video, Anna Tsouhlarakis is helping to create a new vocabulary within the dialogue of Native American art. She is interested in building conceptual connections between seemingly disparate subjects and combining them to become the tool for deciphering and interpreting her own familial narratives. The...

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Zoe Sheehan Saldana

Zoe Sheehan Saldana
Grants for Visual Artists

Zoe Sheehan Saldana fabricates functional, handmade, faithful duplicates of mass-produced objects. She then releases her creations into environments where they risk going unnoticed. The artist writes, "I hope that the objects and experiences I create provoke unsettledness, to make us consider once again, and with greater attention, that which...

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"The Lightest of Stones and the Heaviest of Men," 2015, Video, Sound, TRT 15:00

Shadi Harouni
Grants for Visual Artists

Shadi Harouni follows the absurd and surreal ways in which form and experience are manipulated in politics. The artist's experience of post-war/revolution Iran (as an Iranian and a Kurdish Jew) and the Islamic Republic’s uncertain relationship to music, fashion, taboos and contrabands has been a starting point for much of...

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RANSOM ROOM, initial installation view, SculptureCenter, 2014 
Red sculpture wax with gold mica powder, pigmented stucco, durational performance. 
14 x 22 x 10 feet

Liz Glynn
Grants for Visual Artists

Liz Glynn creates sculptures, large-scale installations, and participatory performances using epic historical narratives to explore the potential for change in the present. Her practice seeks to embody the dynamics of growth, decay, and renewal by evidencing process, encouraging participation, and inciting future action. (Excerpt and images below selected from grant...

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Karyn Olivier
Grants for Visual Artists

Through the discrete placement, rearrangement, embellishment, and replication of everyday objects in various sites, Karyn Olivier tries to shift our experience of the familiar. Ms. Olivier writes, “This manipulation reveals the malleable and unfixed nature of objects and spaces — forcing us to reconcile memory(ies) with the present moment, collapsing...

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"Present Perfect," 2013
A rock sits on the keyboard of an open laptop, causing the
computer to infinitely type the letter Y in Microsoft Word.

Alicia Eggert
Grants for Visual Artists

Alicia Eggert’s artwork focuses on the relationship between language, image and time. Her work often moves, changes, deteriorates, and in some cases, even dies. “Language is one of my primary sculptural materials. Words are like found objects - they are easily recognizable and accessible to anyone who speaks the same language...

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Jack O’Hearn
Grants for Visual Artists

Jack O’Hearn is interested in material objects and their affect on one’s memory and imagination. He writes, “my work is inspired by my fascination with history, extreme poverty, childhood fantasies, & tales of life beyond the periphery. These subjects share a common link in that they all exist beyond my...

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Heather Hart
Grants for Visual Artists

Heather Hart is interested in how legends form and how invention and intuition gets mixed in along the way to fit current cultural needs. She thinks of her artwork as oracles that reflect these stories and belief systems. As Ms. Hart explains, “an oracle is something that gives wisdom or...

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"The Collective," 2009: Studio installation. 9 x 8 x 10 feet

Julie Schenkelberg and The Mattress Factory
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for a residency and exhibition by Julie Schenkelberg at The Mattress Factory. Born and raised in Cleveland, Julie Schenkelberg states that she learned about the beauty of objects and buildings by observing her crumbling city. She combines discarded domestic objects with industrial...

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"City Sound of Rug", 2013 (detail)

Nora Schultz and The Renaissance Society
New Work Project Grant

Harpo Foundation is pleased to provide project support for an exhibition by Nora Schultz at The Renaissance Society. Nora Schultz produces sculptural arrangements that double as analog printing studios. Her primary materials are discarded objects scavenged from around her studio and the site of exhibition—i.e. metal bars and sheets, grates,...

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"Connecting" Diarama for larger project plan.

Donna Dennis
Grants for Visual Artists

An accomplished artist, Donna Dennis has been creating ambitious sculpture and installation work since the early 1970's. In support of her impressive body of work and to assist her production of new work, the foundation provided Ms. Dennis with a direct artist grant in 2013.    ...

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