Artist Mel Kendrick joins Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading.
In this talk
A preeminent American sculptor, Mel Kendrick’s thoroughgoing practice has involved the use of cast bronze, concrete, a variety of woods, rubber, resin, as well as investigations with cast paper. Kendrick addresses philosophical, conceptual, and fundamental questions around sculpture: namely, the relationship between the object as we experience it and the clearly evident means by which it was created. Currently Kendrick is the subject of a traveling retrospective, now on view at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA (traveling to the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY).
Critic and art historian Phyllis Tuchman teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is currently writing a book on the life and times of Robert Smithson. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.