Crucible: Selections from Art Foundry
Angles Gallery is pleased to present, Crucible: Selections from Art Foundry.
The forthcoming exhibition will open to the public on Saturday, May 12, 2012 from 10 AM - 6 PM.
The exhibition presents a selection of multiples, produced between 1990 and 2000, by some of the most renown artists of the 20th century: Janine Antoni, Lynda Benglis, Ron Cooper, Maya Lin, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg, Kiki Smith, Richard Tuttle, and Rachel Whiteread. Each work represents the artist's exploration of process and material, and highlights the unique outcome of a creative partnership. The "multiple" allows the artist, in collaboration with a skilled technician, to push the boundaries of his or her practice, explore new forms, and challenge our notions of the role of objects in contemporary studio practice.
Dwight Hackett's Art Foundry earned its reputation by deploying unusual casting techniques. Hackett envisioned a foundry that functioned like an extension of the artist's studio. Artistic collaboration was an essential part of his approach. Many of the artists visited Santa Fe, by invitation, for the first time, to produce these dynamic editions. Most of the works on view are represented in private and public collections around the world, and have never been seen together in a gallery context.
Dwight Hackett started the sculpture-casting facility, Art Foundry, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1980. Prior to opening Art Foundry, he apprenticed at Harvey Moore Bronze Studio in Washington, DC, and was the bronze casting foundry manager for Nambe Mills, Santa Fe, New Mexico, from 1971 to 1980. Hackett lives and works in Santa Fe.