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The Prosthetic Temple

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The Prosthetic Temple

708 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
November 1st, 2012 - November 29th, 2012
Opening: November 2nd, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.canessa.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Financial District/Wharf
PHONE:  
415.392.1768
OPEN HOURS:  
Wednesday 12-3 & by appointment


TAGS:  
Richard Berger, Canessa Gallery, first fridays in north beach, opening reception, sculpture
COST:  
Free

DESCRIPTION

A sculptors homage to the Sun Temple at Konarak, Orissa, India

Artist Talk  Wednesday, November 14 @6pm

In the early 1960s Berger was given a book of images of the Sun Temple at Konarak on the eastern coast of India in Orissa, sparking a lifelong obsession that culminated in his visit there in 2001. Since then, he has created two large-scale models of the temple. Berger’s scale models represent, after many years of research, a kind-of reenactment o the portions of the largely ruined temple, particularly the tower that was destroyed centuries ago. These analyses inform Berger’s constructions—montages of kinetic sulpture and drawing—examining the temple as a cultural and societal prosthetic to complete “what’s not there.”

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