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Carol Kumata: Pandora’s Box

“How to Wrap Five Eggs” was a dilemma posed by a cult book of Japanese packaging design in the mid-1960s. The answer…dutifully, appropriately, because they demand it. Carol Kumata’s Wrappings, her early postgraduate pieces of 1979-80, seemed to be answers to…

Funk Art Jewelry

In Objects: USA, the chapter on jewelry bears witness to the hallowed names of modern history. The collective effort of such luminaries as Eikerman, Craver, Fike, Roach, Radakovich, Winston, Renk established a canon for work of the 40s, 50s and…

The Life and Times of J. Fred Woell

Fred Woell’s spirit was born in and of the sixties. His molten slogans register, graffitt-ilike, upon the collective “wall” of his pins and reliefs. One reads these signs as transcribed symbols of our debased culture. His visual rhetoric bred of…

The Work of Gary Noffke

Preparation for writing this piece began, I guess, when I was six or seven years old. At that age, my whole world was confined to a small yet comfortable apartment in Brooklyn decorated in the material evidence of my parents’…

The Form Beyond Function Exhibition

“Form Beyond Function” was organized by Kington and David Prince of the Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, Illinois, in conjunction with the Society of North American Goldsmiths. The exhibition, comprising 52 works by 40 artists, is an attempt to explore sculpture…