by Jacoba Urist
by Sarah Tanguy
Published by the International Sculpture Center
American artist Wilmer Wilson IV ... From a distance, the effect is gorgeous: an Impressionism of gleaming steel. Up close, though, you zero in on the individual staples and get a sense of the material violation they cause. Whether you see the figures — the bodies — underneath, and whether you consider them to have been assaulted or exalted by their metal overlay, will depend on how Fromclose to them, in every sense, you stand.
April 4, 2017