` Design in Dialogue #67: Thaddeus Mosley – Friedman Benda

Design in Dialogue #67: Thaddeus Mosley

October 16, 2020

With influences ranging from Isamu Noguchi to Constantin Brâncuși – and the Bamum, Dogon, Baoulé, Senufo, Dan, and Mossi works of his personal collection – Thaddeus Mosley‘s sculptures mark an inflection point in the history of American abstraction. These “sculptural improvisations,” as he calls them, takes cues from the modernist traditions of jazz. From his studio in Pittsburgh, using only a mallet and chisel, he reworks salvaged timber into biomorphic monumental forms.

 

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Inaugurated on April 1, 2020, Design in Dialogue is a series of online interviews hosted alternately by curator and historian Glenn Adamson and designer Stephen Burks. Conversations are held on Zoom every Wednesdays for 1 hour, beginning at 11am Eastern Time, including a participatory Q&A. Please join leading voices from the field — designers, makers, critics, and curators — as they discuss their work and ideas.

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