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Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture

Carved & Cast: 20th Century New Mexican Sculpture

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - Sunday, July 28, 2019

Cast & Carved presents a general survey of twentieth-century Southwestern sculpture and spotlights artworks by Patrocinio Barela, Agnes C. Sims, Eugenie Shonnard, Fritz Scholder, and Una Hanbury. These artworks represent the diversity of sculptural media, genres, and styles artists have employed over the past century such as portrait busts, animals, abstraction and modern takes on traditional genres. They also feature the various ways sculptors have engaged the cultural, social, and political issues of the region and feature the ways traditional modes have been rethought. The sculptures here are all produced through comparatively traditional methods, either cast in metal using molds or carved by cutting or chiseling into wood and stone. These methods of making sculpture can be traced back centuries to some of the world’s earliest works of art, and are still in use today.