Season V: Organic Lyricism

Oloid

Oloid

Eva Calder Powel - The sculpture presented here is of a mathematical shape called the Oloid. The oloid is a geometric object created by Paul Schatz in the 19th century. An oloid is formed when two identical disks intersect one another perpendicularly. The distance between the centers of the two disks is equal to the radius. 

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Dancers

Dancers

Alexander Rutsch - Dancers was cast in bronze from an original work in wood. Using sections of tree trunks and limbs, Rutsch assembled them to form two lively linear figures moving in space. The airy grace and wit of the Dancers celebrates life and nature as it evokes multiple folkloric and mythological references.

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Flora Exemplar 2006

Flora Exemplar 2006

Andrew Rogers - Flora Exemplar is one of Andrew Rogers’ signature works and as one critic states, “(is) much more than mere imitation of a natural feature, for its sheer expressiveness evokes in us emotions of human striving and introspection .” 

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Bucci

Bucci

Peter Voulkos - Peter Voulkos has often been dubbed the father of the American Clay Revolution, otherwise known as the Craft-to-Art movement. In 1954, Voulkos’s hefty clay sculptures smashed the boundaries and constraints of utilitarian ceramics with three categories of work: “ice buckets,” “plates,” and “stacks.”

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Huh, What Was That

Huh, What Was That

Dana Stewart - Whimsical and amusing at first glance, more in-depth contemplation of the fanciful creatures reveals underlying dark and enchanting qualities. Grimaces, snarls, stances, and other gestures convey an array of emotions, including fear, lamentation, and surprise

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Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna

Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna

Magdelena Abakanowicz - Hand-Like Tree: Cecyna, a towering, 12-foot bronze, was formerly on exhibit at the south end of Central Park in New York City, This sculpture relates to other works by Abakanowicz in its simplicity of form redolent with the power of suggestion and emotional impact.

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Matters of the Moment

Matters of the Moment

Mike Gyampo - Matters of the Moment continues Gyampo’s interest in traditional philosophical and aesthetic concentrations while giving vision to the combination of African and American influences. Regardless of medium, Gyampo’s sculptures always convey a basic and potent permanence that grounds them to the earth.

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Sumerian Figures 14 and 23

Sumerian Figures 14 and 23

Larry Bell - Bell’s stick people come alive like highly abstracted Saturday morning cartoons that run, skip, cry out and drag each other across the ground. Architect Frank Gehry originally saw Bell’s figure drawings while the two were working together on an architectural project.

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Fourth of July

Fourth of July

David E. Davis - Sound of the Fourth of July, from a series of Sound Towers developed for outdoor placement, stands twelve feet high and is assembled from stainless steel parts in a way that recalls the work of the Constructivists. Wing-shaped plates with geometric cutouts are suspended within

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Wave Hill

Wave Hill

Robert Ressler - Wave Hill was cast in bronze from the original wood sculpture of the same name. The tall, tapering, long-necked vessel form is one that fascinates Ressler. He has created many other works of this genre in carved wood and in a range of sizes.

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Teatro XVII

Teatro XVII

Herk Van Tongeren - Van Tongeren admired the Surrealists, especially Giorgio de Chirico, and he studied the Surrealists’ philosophical ideals. This is evident in his sculpture series Teatro, which is represented by three large works in the collection. All of van Tongeren’s works consist of geometrical

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Lintel

Lintel

Emilie Benes Brzezinski - Since Brzezinski first started to work in sculpture, her focus has been to present a balance between the inherent characteristics of the medium – in her case wood -and the artist’s hand in the process of creativity. 

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