John Clement

John Clement News: John Clement | Sculpture Magazine, April  1, 2014

John Clement | Sculpture Magazine

April 1, 2014

Steel Fluency | A conversation with Jonathan Clement

By Jonathan Goodman

John Clement is a mid-career sculptor whose studio is now located in Long Island City, Queens; until recently, he had been working at an outdoor studio in Bushwick. The new space is across the street from Mark di Suvero’s workshop, where Clement learned the basics of welding metal sculpture some two decades ago. Clement belongs to a group of (mostly) men who work on large-scale metal sculptures; his ellipses of six-inch metal tubing appear monumental and elegant at the same time. During our discussion, he elaborated his vision of contemporary sculpture—a point of view that examines the issues of new art with considerable insight.