Image Source: Noguchi Sculpture Center
Isamu Noguchi was one of the 20th century’s most prolific and critically acclaimed artists. The LIC resident created sculptures, gardens, furniture, lighting designs, ceramics, architecture and even set designs. The Japanese-American died in 1988, but many of his works are still on display at the Noguchi Sculpture Center across the street from his studio on 33rd Road. Until April 28, the museum is hosting an exhibition, Hammer, Chisel, Drill, that explores Noguchi’s working process through a few studios that he maintained beginning in the 1940s and continuing through the LIC and Mure (Japan) studios where he split his time until his death. The exhibition illuminates Noguchi’s practice during five studio periods over the course of his career. It also considers his time as an assistant in the Paris studio of Constantin Brancusi.