No. 344: “Like Life,” Anne Appleby

Episode No. 344 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Luke Syson and artist Anne Appleby.

Along with Sheena Wagstaff, Brinda Kumar, Emerson Bowyer and Elyse Nelson, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Luke Syson is a co-curator of “Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300-now)” at the Met’s Breuer building through July 22. The exhibition features 120 sculptures from the first or second century to the present and considers how artists have presented the human body, especially with color. The outstanding exhibition catalogue was published by the Met and is distributed by Yale University Press. Amazon offers it for $43.

On the second segment, artist Anne Appleby discusses new work she’s showing in “We Sit Together the Mountain and Me” at the Tacoma Art Museum. The exhibition, which is on view through July 8, was curated by Rock Hushka. Appleby’s work is held by the Portland Art Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, SFMOMA, and more. This interview was recorded in April. For images, see the show page for Episode No. 336.

Air date: June 7, 2018.

Duane Hanson, Housepainter I, 1994-98.

Donatello, Bust of Niccolò da Uzzano, ca. 1386-1466.

Fred Wilson, The Mete of the Muse, 2006.

Charles Ray, Aluminum Girl, 2003.

Hiram Powers, California, 1850-55/58.

René Magritte, Les Menottes de cuivre (The Copper Handcuffs), 1936.

Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Memory of Biskra), 1907.

Jeff Koons, Buster Keaton, 1988.

Johan Gregor van der Schardt, Self Portrait, ca. 1573.

John Gibson, Tinted Venus,ca. 1851–56.

Edgar Degas, The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer, ca. 1880, cast 1922, tutu 2018.

Yinka Shonibare MBE, Girl Ballerina, 2007.

Max Klinger, New Salome, 1893.

Paul Gauguin, Eve, 1890.

Ron Mueck, Old Woman in Bed, 2000-02.

Malvina Cornell Hoffman, Mask of Anna Pavlova, 1924.

Thomas Southwood Smith and Jacques Talrich, Auto Icon of Jeremy Bentham, 1832-42.

Gregorio Fernandez, Dead Christ, 1625-30.

Lucio Fontana, Crocifisso, 1948.

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