Sculpture: Tech Style

The newest working materials for sculpture are electronic gadgets—solid-state circuits, cathode tubes, transistors and photoelectric cells. The results are intriguing thingumajigs for a technological age. The New York season has introduced two newcomers whose machines have all systems a Go-Go, invite human participation in their antics, and in return produce cacophonies akin to electronic music.

Madcap Circuitry. James Seawright's spidery electronic sculptures could be Paul Klee's fidgety drawings turned into robots. New York's Modern Art and Whitney museums each snapped up one of the beasts from the tech stylist's first one-man show at the Stable Gallery. "For the artist to ignore...

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