In her massive "nun sculpture," placed in downtown Houston several years ago, Petah Coyne proclaimed loud and clear that the church was definitely not the path for her. Nonetheless, claims host Michael Rush, with statues of the Virgin Mary hidden beneath mounds of waxed flowers and barbed wire in sculptures and similar strains evident at her 2005 retrospective, Petah Coyne: Above and Beneath the Skin, at Long Island City's Sculpture Center (through April 10), Coyne has a postulant screaming to get out.
Artists in conversation and debate with host Michael Rush, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. In addition to his career as a museum director, he is an award winning curator, and widely published author and critic. He was Director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University from 2005-2009, and Director of the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art from 2000-2004.more