Curated Artist Registry

The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.

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Michael Clyde Johnson
Los Angeles CA US
Updated: 2017-01-19 02:19:15


If mid-twentieth century playground design and minimalist sculpture seem to have certain formal tendencies in common, it may be less a coincidence, and more a result of common interests. Take, for example, Robert Morris's 1963 installation of three-dimensional, geometric objects at Green Gallery, or Donald Judd's array of freestanding works in concrete that dot the grounds of the Chinati Foundation, and compare to the architecture for children of Aldo van Eyck, the playground constructions of M. Paul Friedberg or the "playgrounds as sculptural landscapes" of Isamu Noguchi. All seem to refer to artist Michael Grossert's idea of the "walk-in sculpture" – objects that define a space and in so doing accentuate a person’s relationship to space and objects.

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