Eddie, 2012, rebar
October, 2012, Brooklyn, NY – Causey Contemporary is pleased to present This Mortal Coil, a solo exhibition of steel sculpture by Jerry Ehrlich. Through his exploration of rebar, Ehrlich allows his material to escape its intended structural industrial use; rather, he allows the material to express itself. His coiled constructions incorporate balance and controlled tension, defining space through open volume with linear marks of steel.
Energy, gravity, climate and vibration are all considered during Ehrlich’s creative process. In a way, he re-humanizes the cold, factory-produced material by forging and welding it out of its context, revealing a bit of its essential beauty. Through his work, Ehrlich discusses relationships between man and nature, use and reuse, static and action, inside and out, between moment and time.
Jerry Ehrlich received is Bachelor of Arts degree from Connecticut College. He has been exhibiting in group and solo exhibitions since 1991 at such venues as the Warwick Art Museum, RI; the Fisher Museum, NJ; Galleria Roja, Boston, MA; The Rhode Island Holocaust Museum, and the Newport Art Museum, RI. He has been awarded “best in show” at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich, CT; the Newport Art Museum in Newport Rhode Island and at the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. His newest series of rebar-based sculptures will be on view at Causey Contemporary in New York City, as well as in a solo exhibition at the Newport Art Museum, both in 2012.
This Mortal Coil will be on view from November 23, 2012 – January 7, 2013. The public is invited to attend the opening reception on November 30th from 6 – 9 p.m., and also on December 14th as part of the Williamsburg 2nd Friday. The exhibition will be open during normal gallery hours: Wed – Sat 11am- 7pm and Sun. 11 am – 6 pm.
For further information on Jerry Ehrlich, please contact Causey Contemporary at 718-218-8939 or via email at info@causeycontemporary