John Duff, a New York-based sculptor long associated with abstract,
austere, and often totemic-looking objects, exhibited a new and
decidedly different body of work last year. His first solo exhibition
in 12 years, it was held in an unconventional setting. Friend and
fellow artist Neil Jenney presented Duff's new work in his West
Broadway Gallery, in the one-time artist's neighborhood of SoHo.
The exhibition was sponsored by the Hill Gallery of Birmingham,
Michigan, which also produced a lush catalogue with essays
by Deborah Solomon and Pierre Hohenberg, Professor Emeritus,
New York University Physics Department. Created over the past several years and titled "Achieving Necessity -
Arithmetic Constructions," this new body of work, in Duff's
opinion, is the most complex and original of his 50-plus-year
...see the entire article in the print version of sept's Sculpture magazine.
Installation view of "John Duff Sculpture," 2016.