12 Jul “Little Dancers,” new ceramic sculpture by Garth Evans, and “The Objects of My Affection,” new works by Lynn Itzkowitz
From July 12–August 31, 2008 BCB ART presents “Little Dancers,” new ceramic sculpture by Garth Evans, and “The Objects of My Affection,” new works by Lynn Itzkowitz.
GARTH EVANS is known for his biomorphic fiberglass sculptures, which are honed to perfection over a long period of time. In his new body of work, he revels in the immediacy of clay. Forms are quickly sculpted and then are fired, refined, and sometimes repeatedly glazed. The results are a spontaneous and eventful group of ceramic sculptures that evoke the fluidity, power, and balance of artist Henri Matisse and dancers Isadora Duncan and Mark Morris.
Evans’ work is in the collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Gulbekian Museum, Lisbon, The Hirschhorn Museum, MOMA, The British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC and others.
Recent work by LYNN ITZKOWITZ imbues everyday objects with a history. A delicate skin of metallic tape, which sometimes is combined with charcoal and pastel, is applied over personal artifacts in a process that redefines their function as cast-off household items and takes them to the realm of autobiographical sculpture. A father’s telephone, fan, deck chair, and other works stand both as icons of remembrance and tributes to form, function, and genealogy.
The work of Itzkowitz is owned by J.P. Morgan Chase, The Brooklyn Museum and numerous private collections.
Also on display will be a group exhibition including work by Arlene Becker, Jake Berthot, Christo, Richard Haas, Jean Highstein, Sol Lewitt, Ed Smith, Joy Taylor, and others.