The Body Metonymic: International Contemporary Sculpture



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Oakland University


Excerpt from essay by Dick Goody: Contemporary sculpture has the immediate, visceral quality to assert itself in ways that mediated art forms, like video or painting, cannot because the sculptural object’s signification is metonymic - in other words, it holds the equivalency of the image or entity depicted, embodied in the presence of the materials of its fabrication.


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland University Art Gallery, January 22 - March 30, 2014. Contains essay by Dick Goody.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts, Altmejd, David, de Jong, Folkert, Holley, Lonnie, Jones, Chris, Lasserre, Fabienne, McMurray, Martin, Monahan, Matthew, Mysko, Martha, Segre, Michelle, Smith, Shinique, Stone, William, VanDerBeek, Johannes