This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Phyllida Barlow.
Barlow’s work is included in the Carnegie International, which is on view at the Carnegie Museum of Art through March 16, 2014. In addition, the Norton Museum of Art is showing "Phyllida Barlow: HOARD," through February 23, 2014.
Briton Barlow may be the most prominent European artist with the smallest U.S. footprint. Until the last year or so, when Barlow has showed at the New Museum and at the Des Moines Art Center, which presented "Phyllida Barlow: SCREE," Barlow’s last show at an American museum had been in 2005, at Dallas’ McKinney Avenue Contemporary. Next spring Barlow will present new work at the Tate as part of the museum’s Duveens Commission program.
At the top of this post is Barlow’s most important early work, Shedmesh (1976). On this week’s MAN Podcast, Barlow tells host Tyler Green how and why she looked not to British sculptors, but to Americans such as Sol LeWitt (whose 1976 Floor Piece #4 at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is the next image) and Tony Smith (whose 1962 Die at the Museum of Modern Art New York is the last image here).