Joel Perlman: Maquettes at Glenn Horowitz Bookseller
Glenn Horowitz Bookseller is pleased to announce Maquettes, a solo exhibition of original cast bronze sculptures by artist Joel Perlman, opening Saturday July 6 and on view in our upstairs gallery space through August 4. A reception for the artist will be held on July 6, 6-8pm.
Perlman is a sculptor for sculpture’s sake, intuitively cutting and constructing raw material forms out of pure aesthetic interest. He is best known for large-scale gravity-defying works of bronze, steel, and aluminum whose industrial nature bares evidence of Russian constructionist influence.
The works on view are a series of maquettes: table-top-sized models cast in bronze with varying patinas. Each is its own neat agglomeration of geometry, poised and propped to create negative space equally powerful to the positive. The circle, a shape Perlman hesitated to pick up for its repellent perfection, energizes and mobilizes the metal, while rods and gear-like edges imply mechanization without the tedium of automation.
Joel Perlman is a native New Yorker, and lives and works in New York City and Watermill, Long Island. He received a BFA from Cornell University and an M.A from UC Berkeley. He has been awarded a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and grants from The National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock- Krasner Foundation. Perlman has had more than fifty one-man exhibitions and is represented in numerous museums including the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C., and The Whitney Museum of American Art.
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