Collette Chattopadhyay

Posts by Collette Chattopadhyay

I look forward to conversing with you about art via the International Sculpture Center’s blog. I have worked as a Contributing Editor for Sculpture magazine since 1996 and look forward to blogging about sculptural work and exhibitions as they unfold in the greater Los Angeles basin. I plan to bring various points of view to my blog page, discussing engaging works being presented in galleries and local museums, as well as talking with sculptors, gallerists, collectors, commissioners, and curators about new and extant sculptural works they find most relevant today.

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  1. I graduated from OTIS with an MFA in ceramics and design, I was a student of Robert Glover & Helen Watson. I am looking for a similar website like Bob’s and Helen’s. I need to document my art since 1972 to date. i would be appreciative having you document my work. I need to make contact with you . I would appreciate to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

    • Hello Ralph,

      Thanks for texting. I would be glad to work with you in relation to the documentation of your work.

  2. Hi Collette,

    Sending to you an update on a body of work you came to see in my 2002 exhibition at L.A. Artcore. You may recall the show was comprised of a set of paintings, drawings, and assemblage sculpture configured in the shape of sailing ships, and made predominantly from found objects, sea detritus, wood, and shells.

    The final object from this group, a monumentally scaled modernist sculpture, will be exhibited in William Hemmerdinger: The Duxbury Merchant at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, July 7 – August 28, 2016. Even though the show is in Massachusetts, you know I have been working in Los Angeles since the ‘60s. Begun in 2004 and completed 2016, the sculptural installation is comprised of over 100,000 small components collected from a wide range of sources worldwide.

    The Duxbury Merchant may be read on many levels. For most people, the initial response is to see the quirky model as a colorful, kitschy leviathan. On closer examination, observers note artist references to his own life, and that of his forebears. This psychological self-portrait examines foibles, shortcomings, strengths, virtue, then, gives way to a deeper, more expansive look at the generations of the artist’s family.

    An image of The Duxbury Merchant can be seen at my website -www.williamhemmerdinger.com

    Best wishes — William Hemmerdinger

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