Writings for mnartists.org on sculpture, painting, photography, architecture, and industrial design
Twinkle Twinkle Little Starchitecture
on Frank Gehry’s Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota
Pavane For a Dead Sculptor
On two bronze sculptures of gorillas by the late British sculptor, Angus Fairhurst.
On the new cable-stayed bicycle bridge over Hiawatha Ave. in Minneapolis.
Crate 1 of 2 Opened
Review of a show at the Minnesota Museum of American Art that featured major works by the sculptor Paul Manship.
Some Things about Some Things
An appreciation of an assortment of objects and constructs off the beaten path of art.
What Do I Set Before Your Eyes?
Criticism and a further appreciation of a miscellany of objects on the fringes of art.
Eyes That Eat What They See
Commentary on sculpture, architecture of Eero Saarinen, furniture by Richard Helgeson.
Art is Weeds
On the persistence of art in bad times.
Thoughts on Ikea.
On materials that simulate the tactile qualities of flesh.
Great Balls of Fire
On the annual hot-rod show at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Architectural criticism of two new bandstands in downtown St. Paul.