Temporary Exhibitions, Friends and Cheatham Galleries
Ten recent sculptures by New York artist Mel Kendrick will make their public debut at the Hood Museum of Art this winter. Kendrick's work reveals his longstanding preoccupation with process as well as his unerring sense of sculptural form. With systematic logic and a keen sense of his materials, Kendrick has created this new series he calls "core samples"—wood sculptures that respond to the form, exterior textures, and growth patterns of the trees from which they originate. With this body of work, Kendrick comes closer to a dialogue with the original form of the medium in which he works than at any other point in his thirty-year career as an artist.
Katherine W. Hart