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Magnificent contemporary sculptures by acclaimed African artist El Anatsui now on view at the Clark

Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck
Three extraordinary sculptures by celebrated African artist El Anatsui are on view in two galleries in the Clark’s Stone Hill Center through October 16. Pissarro’s People, a major exhibition of works by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro and Spaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth are also on view at the Clark this summer.
The sculptures by El Anatsui resemble enormous fluid tapestries, draped and pleated against the gallery walls, but they are not textiles at all; rather, they are made of small pieces of aluminum, cut from discarded bottle caps and linked together with tiny twists of copper wire.
The sculptures are of exceptional beauty, made up of swaths of articulated matte aluminum fragments in brass or silver punctuated with strips or clusters of rich reds, yellows, and blues. Continue reading

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