Description

Sculptural Perspectives for the Nineties introduces an important group of West Coast artists. My understanding of sculpture, as a curator, comes from the region with the most vitality and change in the West Coast art world. After World War II and the Korean War, historically we saw a revitalization in the art world and a solid beginning for sculpture. A large group of young people, who, through the all-important G.I. Bill, assembled around the California School of Fine Arts in San Fransisco during the post-war era. This group of young artists, better known as the “Beat Generation” introduce the medium we know today as “California Assemblage”. They were heavily influenced by artists such as Duchamp, Cornell, and Man Ray.