Two Sculptures by Christina Thomas

BOMB 7 Fall 1983
007 Fall 1983

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Left: Christina Thomas, Enza, 1983, painted Plastercoat, 46.08 × 11.81 × 11.81 inches. Right: Christina Thomas, Solara, 1983, painted Plastercoat, 47.25 × 17.33 × 17.33 inches. Photos by Borowiak. Courtesy of Galerie Rolfe Ricke.

Tectonical Turn

Christina Thomas’s sculptures have neither object-character nor a figurative meaning. They seem to be self-confident space-beings or introverted castle-towers, that could stand in a rough mythic landscape, they could also face the architecture of Luis Barragan, or, thinking to 1984, personify weird-looking observation posts.

Untitled Sculpture by Joel Shapiro
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Mel Kendrick by Kiki Smith
Woodblock Carving Studio Image

Kendrick owns five chainsaws and calls his radical sculptural interventions a form of “anti-carpentry,” but he’s ultimately invested in revealing and repairing forms, thereby discovering new dimensions of wholeness.

Potential Symbols: Sacha Ingber Interviewed by Hallie McNeill
Three objects against a white wall made with rings glazed earthenware chicken bones brass paper wood acrylic paint and concrete titled Conspiracy of Mass by artist Sacha Ingber

Merging image and object.

Peter Bradley by Steve Cannon, Quincy Troupe & Cannon Hersey
Pbradley Bomb 1

“I don’t want to mention names, but there are several black artists that would like to shoot me today because they weren’t in that show. Some of them are dead, but the ones that aren’t dead still give me a lot of bullshit every time I see them.”

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BOMB 7, Fall 1983

Daniel Schmid by Gary Indiana, Robin Winters, Lizzie Borden, Jorg Immendorf, Harry Kipper & Roger Herman, art by Carl Apfelschnitt, Kiki Smith, and more.

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007 Fall 1983