Barry X Ball reimagines and transforms historical artworks with the help of 3D-printing and stone-cutting technology.
The Nasher has organized a survey of the artist’s work, which will include about 20 sculptures made over the past two decades. This is a rare opportunity, as Ball, though an American artist, has exhibited much more widely and frequently in Europe than in this country. The show will include works realized in a range of materials, including semi-precious stones such as calcite and onyx, which he is nearly unique among sculptors in working. Meditations upon human form and expression, the history of sculpture, and the nature of materials, these sculptures will present a complex interplay between technological prowess, manual skill, and exceptional artistic imagination. The exhibition will astonish and delight.