Jeremy Comins: Wooden SculptureSeptember 6 - October 6, 2007
Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, Chelsea, NYC, is pleased to announce the fourth solo exhibition for Jeremy Commins, Wooden Sculpture.
Comins’ modernist wood sculpture evokes comparisons to the totemic structures of the Pacific Northwest and the primitive work of Scandinavian wood carvings. There is an inherent quality to each of his works that references humanity and our interaction with nature. Referencing the building methods of modern step-back architecture Comins’ begins with a sturdy base. He then builds upwards, each portion building upon themselves creating multiple layers similar to Constructivist techniques. Reaching out from the center structure amorphous forms seem to take on a life of their own, evoking similarities to human arms and legs. The different wooden shapes share similarities to that of Brancusi’s Futuristic exploration on avian structures.
Comins’ use of cherry, walnut and mahogany wood is supplemented by his master craftsmanship. He finishes each piece with a perfectly sanded smooth surface, possessing a human skin-like quality to the touch. Critic Roberta Smith of “The New York Times” describes Comins’ work as “easy sophistication and palpable integrity and an almost infallible sense of touch, scale and composition.”; (November 18, 2005 “Art in Review; Jeremy Comins”)
Jeremy Comins has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including Bodley Gallery NYC, the Staten Island Museum, the National Academy of Design, the Gallery at Lincoln Center, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Art Cologne, 2007, Art Miami 2006, Red Dot 2007.
Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY, exclusively represents Jeremy Comins.
There will be a reception held on Thursday, September 6, 2007 from 6-8PM.
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