Siah Armajani, Tony Cragg, Michael Heizer, Jene Highstein
Lucas Schoormans Gallery is pleased to announce Sculpture , a group exhibition including works by Siah Armajani, Tony Cragg, Michael Heizer, and Jene Highstein.
Sculpture presents works by four prominent proponents of contemporary sculpture. Siah Armajani’s (b. 1939) Liminal Bridge represents one work from the artist’s seminal series, Bridges. Armajani’s piece engages in a fluid dialogue between architecture and sculpture, blending and reinterpreting these disciplines into a singular, original entity. Crackerboxes, created by Tony Cragg (b. 1949) in 1986, is an early and formative piece in the artist’s career. By incorporating found objects- specifically individual pieces of wood- Cragg experiments with the potential of the material’s physicality and symbolism. Michael Heizer (b. 1944) is perhaps most well known for his monumental earthwork, City, located in the Nevada desert. Untitled (Circles (Ghana)), a unique, domestic-scale work conceived in the 1970s and executed in 2007, is designed after the large-scale version of the sculpture which resides in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, Netherlands. New York sculptor, Jene Highstein (b. 1942), works with a range of media, including stone, metal, and wood, creating works that vary in material texture and scale. Highstein’s point of departure for his works originates with the human figure, as is evidenced by the strongly informed biomorphic shapes found in his sculpture. This work is paired with a group of recent works on paper which are very dynamic in nature, their open, free forms balancing the defined solid shape of the sculpture.
While individually each work in Sculpture asserts its respective presence and identity, together the exhibition presents a distinctive and cohesive whole in its exploration of material, manipulation of space, and metaphysical engagement with the viewer.