GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.-
Coinciding with the fourth annual ArtPrize competition, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
will host 26 U.S. and international artists in the group exhibition Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture. This exhibition focuses on the human figure as both an object and a metaphor.
The exhibition officially begins with ArtPrize on September 19 and will remain on display in Meijer Gardens sculpture galleries until January 6, 2013.
We wanted to build on the strength and variety of the figurative tradition of Meijer Gardens acclaimed permanent collection, said Joseph Becherer, Vice President and Chief Curator of Sculpture. This exhibition explores a renewal of interest in the subject, from objects to installations while surveying a broad spectrum of concepts, forms and materials.
Body Double: The Figure in Contemporary Sculpture illustrates the diversity and depth of the figure in Contemporary Art, from more literal terms to those implied or symbolically stated.
"Looking at both established and emerging sculptors from across the globe, I believe we have assembled a strong visual statement about the strength and viability of the figure in contemporary sculpture, said Becherer.
Diana Al-Hadid (American) Untitled (Blind Bust), 2012. Bronze, 74 x 24 x 20 inches
John Buck (American) Once in a Blue Moon, 2011. Wood, acrylic paint, and motor, 119 x 94 x 40 inches
Khalil Chishtee (Pakistani) Toe to Toe, 2012. White trash bags, 84 x 32 x 20 inches
Zhang Dali (Chinese) N. 211, 2010/2011. Resin, 67x19.5x11.8 inches
Isabel De Obaldia (American) Torso Iguana, 2011. Glass, 70x16x16 inches (31 x 20 x 6 1/2" with metal base)
Lawrence Epps (British) Human Resources, 2011. Ceramic, 82.7x59x23.6 inches
Carole Feuerman (American) Quan, 2012. Painted bronze and stainless steel, 66.5x60x43 inches
Anne Harrington Hughes (American) The Dying We Lived Through, 2012. Mixed media/ready-made object installation, 96 x 96 x 96 inches
Rolf Jacobsen (Danish) Phaethon, 2011. Wood and gesso, 7.9x5.1x6.3 inches
Kurt Kaiser (American) Dance of Castoffs, 2012. Found objects with poppy stalks, 8 x 8 x 8 feet
Eckhard Kremers (German) Amazone, 2011. Mixed media: paper, wood, leather, tape and acrylic, 56 inches. H x 23 inches W, ground plate 20 x 20 x 2 inches
June Lee (Korean) Bystander, 2011. Fiber, 2011 approximately 6 x 72 x 72 inches
Shawn Lefevre (American) The Others Will Follow, 2012. Plaster, steel and wood, 90x37x21 inches
Jennifer McCandless (American) Baby Boomer Pile Up, 2012. Ceramic stoneware, 30 x 20 x 20 inches
Deanna Morse (American) Skin, 2012. Film/Video.
Dora Natella (American) Overseer, 2012. Bronze and Aluminum, 157x13x18 inches
Nan Nickson (American) This Mortal Coil: Joy, 2012. Cotton, twine and beeswax, 72 x 36 x 36 inches
Roger Reutimann (Swiss) Some Assembly Required, 2012. Stainless steel, polished/sandblasted, 88 x 40 x 24 inches
Alison Saar (American) Foison and Fallow, 2011/2012. Wood, copper, bronze, and acrylic paint, 72 x 22 x 16 inches and 75 x 20 x 19 inches
Cort Savage (American) Canons, 2010-2011. Archival rubber bands, bronze human skulls, tanakh, Bible, Qur'an, x-rays, light boxes and hardware, 70 x 90 x 36 inches
Carol Schwartz (American) Harriet and Louis, 2009. Wood and paint, 52 x 14 x 13 inches
Lim Seung-Chun (Korean) A Cast Away, 2009. Reinforced polymer fiberglass, 36 x 10 x 8 inches
Christy Singleton (American) Sally, 2011/2012. Reinforced cardboard, silicone, house paint and metal pipes, 144 x 144 x 26 inches
Meri Tancredi (Italian) Templum, 2011. LED-illuminated carved plexiglass and white marble on black cloth, 63 x 118 inches
Angel Vapor (Cuban) Labor, 2010/2011. Bronze, wood and iron, 48 x 120 x 24 inches
Paloma Varga-Weisz (German) Untitled, 2009. Glazed ceramic, 20 1/8 x 17 3/4 x 11 7