a new leaf gallery | sculpturesite at Cornerstone Sonoma is pleased to announce the exhibition BODY LANGUAGE 2011, which opens June 18 with a reception from 2-4pm and runs through September 4, 2011.
BODY LANGUAGE 2011 features recent figurative sculpture in wood, ceramic, bronze, resin and steel by seven sculptors. Featured artists include Emil Alzamora, Dina Angel-Wing, Jane Burton, Judson Chatfield, Carole Feuerman, Mike Riegel and Carol Schwartz. Alzamora and Schwartz are artists new to the gallery.
Remarks gallery owner and curator Brigitte Micmacker, “In our eighth exhibition focused on figurative sculpture since we opened 21 years ago, I seek to present an updated tribute to the most enduring subject in art. When many modern sculptors seemed to make the figure obsolete during the last century, only a handful, several who were based in California, persevered with their passion in depicting the human body. Now, figurative sculptors are once again acclaimed and appreciated.”
Architect-turned-sculptor Carol Schwartz carves ponderous female figures from hundreds of assembled and laminated pieces of wood. Their polychromatic, textured surfaces exude a vibrant energy while their direct, frontal stance is reminiscent of ancient Asiatic sculpture, a strong influence for the artist..
Widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading hyper-realist artists, New York-based Carole Feuerman creates breathtakingly real figures in resin, cast marble, and bronze. She applies dozens, sometimes hundreds, of coats of oil paint to create realistic flesh tones.