Art: Song-&-Dance Man

Whether realistic or abstract, sculpture is essentially form that has been frozen: the trick is to make the form throb with life. The abstract constructions that lined the walls of Manhattan's Staempfli Gallery last week gave the illusion in their own ways. One piece was a swirl that seemed to spill from the ceiling; another was a maze of darting shafts (see color opposite). Some of the sculptures, when touched, danced like plants swaying under water; others, when plucked, sang like a forest in the wind. Italian-born Sculptor Harry Bertoia, 46, is only...

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