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Becoming

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"My Pal Foot-Foot" , 2013 Automotive-finished Cast Resin and Clear-coated Cast Resin Dimensions Varied © Courtesy of the Artist and Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
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My Pal Foot-Foot, 2013 Automotive-finished Cast Resin (large Works), Clear-coated Cast Resin (small Works) 24x15x15 and 6x3x3 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
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Quack Quack, 2013 Vintage Pedal Car, Wax (prototype) © Courtesy of the Artist and Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
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Untitled , 2013 Automotive-finished Wood Panels With Hand-glazed, High-fired Ceramics 36 X 36 Inches © Courtesy of the Artist and Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art
Becoming

1 Sutter Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
September 13th, 2013 - October 31st, 2013
Opening: September 13th, 2013 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.wolfecontemporary.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Union Square/Civic Center
EMAIL:  
contact@wolfecontemporary.com
PHONE:  
415-369-9404
OPEN HOURS:  
Mon-Fri 10:30-5:30; Saturdays by appointment
TAGS:  
Multimedia, sculpture

DESCRIPTION

From Rubber Duckies to Cubism, San Francisco based sculptor Jud Bergeron examines the trials and tribulations of parenthood through sculpture.

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to present Becoming, an exhibition of new multimedia sculptural works by Jud Bergeron. This is his second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Exploring the multi-faceted experience of becoming a parent, Bergeron’s works address the various stages and emotions involved in the transition, ranging from confusion to euphoria.

Works such as “Quack-Quack” – a child’s antique pedal car featuring an atom bomb explosionshaped eruption of rubber duckies – embody the surreal and sometimes overwhelming experience of new parenthood in sculptural form. As a whole, the combination of works on view is intended to be an immersive experience for viewers, effecting a sense of disorientation and wonder.

Jud Bergeron is a Bay Area sculptor residing in San Francisco. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe (including a 2009 solo exhibition with Wolfe Contemporary). Bergeron works in myriad styles and materials but generally gravitates towards permanent materials. He has been awarded public art commissions in a number of cities around the country and his sculpture has been in museum shows and is included in many important private collections. Most importantly, he is the father of 2.