Nina Bentley’s Assemblage Sculptures

Found object and 3D art at the debut of Westport's Worrell Smith Gallery

For its grand opening at the end of May 2014, Westport, Connecticut’s newest art hub, the Worrell Smith Gallery housed an exhibition of local creatives, appropriately named “Home.” It was there that we discovered the marvelous world of Nina Bentley. The artist contributed eight pieces to the group show, and each “diorama,” which she refers to as “three dimensional assemblage sculptures,” carried as much charm …

Michael Leavitt’s Cardboard Kicks

The Seattle-based artist replicates an ordinary item with an everyday material, with fantastic results

by Eva Glettner Seattle-based Michael Leavitt might be a college dropout (he quit Brooklyns Pratt Institute of Art as a freshman, despite his a 4.0 GPA) but that, by no means, has meant he’s a failed artist. His “Art Army” project is just that; several handmade, one-off action figures for adultsfeaturing Tom Sachs dressed as an astronaut, Jeff Koons with balloon limbs and Yayoi Kusama …

Cool Hunting Video: Thomas Doyle

Frozen in time, miniature sculptures that explore the idyllic American home

In a small suburb north of New York City we met Thomas Doyle, a sculptor whose miniature works reveal an interesting view of his characters’ lives. Doyle constructs frozen scenes of surreal domesticity and suburban life that provoke nostalgia and warmth—until one takes a closer look. Maybe the idyllic image of the American family is not as cozy as it seems.