Sculpture by Gary Weisman
featured in the exhibition
“Intuition transcends personal identity - as does appreciation.”
- Gary Weisman
Stanek Gallery presents Gary Weisman’s newest body of work. These sculptures embody his signature weightless figures and expressive surface modeling. Weisman's symbolic bronzes communicate the relationships between unification, kindness, and knowledge.
Video: Gary Weisman, Between Apple and Angel, 2023. Bronze on black lacquered wood, 24.7 x 11 x 7.5 inches. More details here.
Video: Gary Weisman, Butoh, 2023. Bronze on black lacquered wood, 21.2 x 7 x 7 inches. More details here.
“I think that's what I'm trying to do with these sculptures - a sharing that finds its place in kindness...it's a shared kindness because I don't know if kindness can exist outside the realm of sharing.”
- Gary Weisman
Kindness, in regard to sculpture, is shared appreciation through touch. It is the defining characteristic of sculptural art. Free-standing sculpture, in particular, inspires spatial appreciation as well as tactile, relational, and empathetic appreciation. Play each video to view these works from every angle.
Video: Gary Weisman, Feather Bridge, 2023. Bronze on black lacquered wood, 29.5 x 16.5 x 9.25 inches. More details here.
Video: Gary Weisman, Holding ourself, 2023. Bronze on black lacquered wood, 21 x 16.2 x 10 inches. More details here.
Weisman uses red apples and feathers of various colors and sizes as symbolic props in this series of sculptures. Traditionally, apples symbolize knowledge, man's original sin, or temptation. Feathers, on the other hand, are associated with freedom, weightlessness, and angels. How do these symbols in conjunction with these expressively posed figures relate to kindness?
Click the button below to explore this and other questions in Gary Weisman's virtual viewing room on Artsy.