Jacob Foran: New Works
May 3 – June 1, 2012
Opening: First Thursday, May 3, 6:00- 8:00 pm
Gallery4Culture is pleased to present, for the month of May, Jacob Foran: New Works, an installation of figurative sculpture and works on paper from 2012. The exhibition is comprised of half a dozen handbuilt ceramic heads and torsos, widely ranging in scale. Richly glazed, painted and embellished with gold leaf, the dramatically lit sculptures present an imagined reality grounded in the notion of the majestic (monarchs, courtiers, jesters). Foran’s characters vary from imperial to impish; from Rococo-like to nobly plain. Complementing his sculpture is a series of closely related photographs and drawings. The photographs are interpretations (portraits really) of the three-dimensional heads; they capitalize on shadow in a style reminiscent of Italian chiaroscuro where the image is defined through the dramatic use of light and shade.
The creation of this body of work was funded in part through a 2011 GAP (Grants for Artist Projects) from Artist Trust.
Learn more about the artist and our Gallery program on our website.