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mcclureIn Space in Situ

Amy Evans McClure

2009 • 44 pp. • $15.00
ISBN: 9781882022694
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IN SPACE IN SITU is a book of Amy Evans McClure’s art, twenty-seven color photographs of ceramic sculptures, with an essay by editor for Art in America, Michael Duncan, and poetry by Michael McClure. Evans McClure’s sculptures, such as horse heads (one can whirl, some are on wheels), tall winged Stelae Furies the parts of an outdoor installation, figures of Hathor and of a seated Egyptian scribe (installed in the Bancroft Library, the primary special collections library of the University of California, Berkeley), abstracted features like vitalism in dreams, led Michael Duncan to compare Evans McClure to “fellow contemporary image-builders” Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgeois. Her figures are as if silent containers of language, a relation then supplied by the essay and by Michael McClure’s poem citing the ceramic forms as containers of her immediate actions: “THEN YOU GLAZE / these shapings from long, / sudden childhood memories.”

“In Space in Situ by Amy Evans McClure, is a book of her art, twenty-seven color photographs of ceramic sculptures, with an essay by editor for Art in America, Michael Duncan, and poetry by Michael McClure. Evans McClure’s sculptures, such as horse heads (one can whirl, some are on wheels), tall winged Stelae Furies the parts of an outdoor installation, figures of Hathor and of a seated Egyptian scribe (installed in the Bancroft Library), abstracted features like vitalism in dreams, led Michael Duncan to compare Evans McClure to “fellow contemporary image-builders” Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgeois. Her figures are as if silent containers of language, a relation then supplied by the essay and by Michael McClure’s poem citing the ceramic forms as containers of her immediate actions: “THEN YOU GLAZE/these shapings from long,/sudden childhood memories.””
—Leslie Scalapino

About the Author

Amy Evans McClure creates “spirit guides” through her sculpture: figures, horses, goddesses, buddhas, abstract shapes. She began life in New York, was illuminated by Arizona mountains and mesas, now her art grows every day near forests and ocean in northern California. Evans McClure’s most recent sculptural commission is installed in the Bancroft Library, University of California Berkeley. Art in America editor Michael Duncan contrasts her artwork with Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgeois. Evans McClure lives in the hills of Oakland, with horses nearby and freeway roars below.