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Steven Siegel: The Sculptor from Planet X

by John Perreault, February 14, 2011

Sculpture, by which I mean the actually physical mode of three-dimensional artmaking, is too cumbersome, bothersome, and troublesome. Takes up room; takes time. I love sculpture. And everything in between.

Siegel has been showing his sculptures for at least 30 years. But most of his work, until just this moment, has only been seen outside New York City. This may be because his work has usually been site-specific. But if truth be known, there is still a silence here — in galleries and the magazines — about art that is in the boondocks. Maybe an image here and there or an excellent interview in Sculpture Magazine — which, let’s face it, is not seen by all that many power-brokers or theorists, curators or collectors.

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