Contribution by Adam D. Weinberg and Terrie Sultan and Nancy Princenthal and Carroll Dunham and Allison N. Kemmerer
Spanning the entirety of the artist's career, Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things charts the singular trajectory of one of the country's most adventurous sculptors.
With more than 100 works representing four decades, this is the definitive monograph on abstract sculptor Mel Kendrick, who first emerged in 1970s New York, where he studied with legends Tony Smith and Robert Morris. At a time when Minimal and Conceptual art dominated, Kendrick forged his own path, embarking on a career-long series of provocative investigations into the fundamentals and possibilities of sculpture, his restless experimentations with form, scale, and materiality realized in wood, rubber, cast paper, or concrete. Essays by Nancy Princenthal, Allison N. Kemmerer, Terrie Sultan, and Adam D. Weinberg, and a conversation between Kendrick and fellow artist Carroll Dunham provide fascinating perspective on forty years of art making in the aftermath of Minimalism.
About The Author
Carroll Dunham is an American painter and close friend of Kendrick. Allison N. Kemmerer is Interim Director and Mead Curator of Photography and Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Addison Gallery of American Art. Nancy Princenthal is a New York-based writer for publications including Art in America and the New York Times. Terrie Sultan is director of the Parrish Art Museum. Adam D. Weinberg is the Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art.