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Stephen Metcalf | NetWorks Rhode Island
Sculpture and science intersect in the work of Stephen Metcalf, whose large, often kinetic works derive from a structural principle called ‘tensegrity’—defined by inventor Buckminster Fuller as ‘tensional integrity’ or contemporary sculptor Kenneth Snelson, as ‘floating compression.’ Since his student days at the Kansas City Art Institute, from which he received his BFA in 1972, …