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January/February 2016
Vol. 35 No. 1

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Upside Down: A Conversation with Alex Sanson
by Robert Preece
Giddy Pirouette, 2011. “Upside down” is one way to describe Alex Sanson’s thought-provoking approach to art. In fact, he offers a fascinating case study for artists seeking a financially sustainable business model and a wider customer base. His practice of placing works beyond narrow art capitals and the professionalized art world infrastructure is also inspiring. This approach is well-suited to his hybridized, dynamic, and fluid art-design practice. Sanson constructed his education in an equally non-traditional way, following a path advocated by some critics of the BFA/MFA system: focus on technique and making, while bringing in a wider range of approaches, studies, influences, and interests as legitimate choices for exploration and to stand out among a global oversupply of artists. ...see the entire article in the print version of January/February's Sculpture magazine.

Giddy Pirouette, 2011. Steel, bearings, beeswax, and linseed oil, approx. 1.35 x .6 x 1 meters.

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