Publication News: Art History

I am thrilled to announce the inclusion of my article, “Materializing Modernism in Postwar Italy: Fausto Melotti, Gio Ponti, and the 1961 Esposizione Internazionale del Lavoro,”  in the September 2016 special issue of Art History. The issue, edited by Natalie Adamson and Steven Harris, examines the role of materials and materiality in European art between 1946 and 1972, and includes fantastic essays on CoBrA, Soulages, British design, Spoerri, … Continue reading Publication News: Art History

Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism

I am thrilled to announce that my first monograph, Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism, will be published in December by Routledge. The book, based on my doctoral dissertation, is structured around four distinct but interrelated projects initially realized in Italy between 1966 and 1972: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden, Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Newspaper Sphere (Sfera di giornali), Robert Smithson’s Asphalt Rundown, and Joseph Beuys’s Arena. These works all utilized … Continue reading Sculptural Materiality in the Age of Conceptualism

Publication Announcement

I am thrilled to announce that History of Photography recently published my article, “Reflective Acts and Mirrored Images: Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden.” The text can be accessed through the Taylor & Francis website. In the summer of 1966, the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama installed Narcissus Garden in the main grounds of the 33rd Venice Biennale. Fifteen hundred mirrored plastic balls formed the core of a dynamic, complex work, … Continue reading Publication Announcement

Tate’s New Henry Moore Online Project

A couple of years ago now, I was asked to contribute an essay for a new online scholarly publication being put together by Tate Research entitled, Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity.  This project reassesses the life, career, and impact of one of the most important sculptors of the twentieth century–if one who also because of his success is often considered to be more “establishment” than … Continue reading Tate’s New Henry Moore Online Project

New year… new project

Another school year is almost here–my second as an Assistant Professor at Keene State College. The summer was a time to decompress but also continue to advance, and in some cases complete, projects for the Tate, Art History, Sculpture Journal, History of Photography, a co-edited volume on postwar Italian art/art history, and a large-scale exhibition on Harry Bertoia at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas that I will be … Continue reading New year… new project