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Intimate Sculpture Works Biography

Sculpture can be monumental—an artwork carved from stone or cast in metal that inspires with imposing figures or all-encompassing forms. But sculpture does not need to be immense in order to be effective or moving.  Many artists try out ideas on a small scale to see their concepts in three dimensions for the first time. These smaller works (called maquettes) may go on to be recreated in larger scale. But others will start and end as intimate works of art that don’t require an enormous gallery or expanse of garden for display.

 

The Winfield Gallery features a wide array of sculpture created by major artists who make arresting work in every size. Our online exhibition, Intimate Sculpture, highlights the smaller pieces made by artists who nevertheless work in a variety of sizes, subjects, and media. Figurative examples come from the modern classicist Sabin Howard, and from Diana K. Moore, each recognized for their monumental public art as well as smaller-scale pieces. The small portrait bust by sculptor, printmaker, graphic artist, and instructor Leonard Baskin is his final sculptural work. Gwynn Murrill known for her majestic bronze animals also creates these lively small birds, and Jane Rosen’s pigmented glass hawks portray a powerful presence. Additional representational works come from Emile Norman, who ponders life’s origins in his bronze seedpod; Jack Zajac’s elegant split almond is one of his most celebrated forms. Victor Roman ingeniously abstracts the figure in his energetic wrestler, as does figurative painter and sculptor Robert Cremean in a strong but enigmatic self-portrait study. Finally the purely abstract is reflected in Melvin Schuler’s copper-covered many-faceted carved wood piece, and in Peter Zecher’s compact geometric structure.

-Helaine Glick

2016