Presenting more than 100 works spanning this adventurous artist’s decades-long career, exploring how he exploits the essential properties of his selected medium to create sculpture that lays bare the process by which it was made
Since the 1970s, Mel Kendrick has charted a unique and innovative path of experimentation and provocative investigation into the
fundamentals and possibilities of sculpture. Bringing together over 100 works that span nearly five decades, this exhibition offers a
rare glimpse into the artistic evolution of one of the boldest and most consistently adventurous artists of his generation. Exploiting
the essential properties of his selected medium, whether wood, rubber, paper, or concrete, Kendrick creates works that lay bare the
process by which they were made. Visible traces of his trial-and-error method—marks, cuts, paint, oil stains—compel us to unravel
the mystery of each sculpture’s making and in doing so share in the artist’s meditations on the relationships between inside and outside,
solid and void, organic and geometric, and nature and culture.
Admission is free, but timed reservations are required. Tickets are available at addison.andover.edu/VisitUs/Pages/Tickets.aspx.
Additional time info:
Public hours: Friday & Saturday 10–5, Sunday 1–5; closed national holidays
Parking is available on Chapel Avenue, and in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue). Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. A second parking lot is available behind Graves Hall, across Main Street (accessible via School Street).