Restoring Sculpture

Restoring artworks—in this case, sculpture—is painstaking and complex work. Some are exterior installations, set up in public space; others are in the collections of museums, corporations or individuals, while others are part of the imposing corpus of our religious heritage. Whether we are dealing with damaged objects, or those weathered by the years… that irreparable outrage, their repair requires the services of qualified professionals who—besides manual dexterity—possess skills in physics and chemistry as well as knowledge of art history.

Conservation, a Collaborative Act between the Artist and the Conservator

The activities of conservation professionals are traditionally based on preserving the original materials of a cultural property.1 The principle of this activity closely allies the notion of an object’s original material integrity with that of its authenticity; this is what the articles in the Dictionnaire encyclopédique de muséologie indicate on the subject of restoration. A concrete…

From N.E. Thing Co. to Gold, Silver & Lead

Iain Baxter, N.E. Thing Co. Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Jed Lind, Gold, Silver and Lead Toronto Sculpture Garden   The art world is not immune from criticism, when it comes to artistic practise and the effects art production has on the environment. Sometimes making a statement actually damages the environment. N.E. Thing Co. Paint into Earth,…

Zeke Moores: Constructs

Zeke Moores: Constructs Diaz Contemporary, Toronto, Ontario May 31 — July 7, 2012   The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University in Halifax has been a bit of a hotbed of sculptural activity, orbiting the aesthetic of 1:1 scale. Thierry Delva (now longsince moved on from Halifax) numbers amongst its more prominent…