Sculpture: Constructions in Chrome

Sculptors once created statues out of marble and wood because the materials were there and, besides, they were beautiful. Some contemporary sculptors use "found objects"—stovepipes, bedsprings and other bits of wreckage from junkyards or used-car lots—because these materials are there and because the artists feel that their ugliness reflects the seaminess of the times.

New York's bearded, gently humorous Jason Seley, 47, whose latest show opened at Manhattan's Kornblee Gallery last week, strives for the best of both worlds. His angular, hole-marked and hollowly curvilinear pieces are welded together from junk....

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