Hammer, Chisel, Drill: Noguchi’s Studio Practice
~~Exhibit Continuing From January 23, 2013 -- April 28, 2013~~
The exhibition explores Noguchi’s working practice at his five studios beginning in the 1940s. The exhibit includes photographs of Noguchi at work, film footage, hand- and industrial tools that Noguchi used throughout his career and selected sculptures.
- 1940s: The MacDougal Alley studio in New York--slate and wooden interlocking sculptures period;
- 1952 Onward: Kita Kamakura studio in Japan--experimentation with ceramic work;
- Last 25 years: The 10th Street studio headquarters in Long Island City;
- Mid-1960s: The Pietrasanta and Querceta studios near the Henraux quarries in Italy--stone carving; and
- 1969 Onward: The studio at Mure, Japan--hard stone.
Hammer, Chisel, Drill also explores Noguchi’s time as an assistant in the Paris studio of Constantin Brancusi.