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Bruce M. Sherman | What IS Your Original Face?
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 13. 3-5 PM
April 13 through May 15, 2014

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Photo credit: Adam Reich

What IS Your Original Face?

“A collection of a hundred great brains makes one big fathead.” – Carl Jung

Not knowing what a body is to be, rather, allowing an inner body to find the outer
body; looking inside the self to find form; producing from quiet; letting intuition
and whimsy act as a medium and a tool rendering the sculptural object complete:
all these are at the nucleus of the work of Bruce M. Sherman.  His approach to
sculpture brings to mind corporeal mime, a method developed by Étienne
Decroux in the mid-20th century for performers wishing to transform their ideas
into a physical reality and make visible the invisible. Corporeal mime seeks to
express abstract and universal ideas and emotions through body movement,
much like the way Sherman pursues the expression of intuition (of the inner
body) as a priority over thinking (of the outer body) in the creation of an object.  

In Shermanʼs forms, faces and bodies oscillate between concealment and
legibility.  Empty vessels sit on top of deconstructed forms made up of mouths,
eyes, hands and feet.  Glazes are applied, fired and re-applied to propel
patchwork color combinations, mimicking multiplicity within the self.  The Inner
becomes articulated on the outer so that the invisible becomes visible.       

Bruce M. Sherman lives and works in New York.  Past exhibitions include “Estate
of Lucie Fontaine,” Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York;  “For January, Just Ask
Alice,” Fitzroy Gallery, New York; “Think Pink,” curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
at Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach; “Plus B,” curated by Amy Granat at Front Desk
Apparatus, New York; and “Six Americans,” Museo Regional  Michoacanao,
Morelia, Mexico.  His drawings are featured in Fran Shawʼs forthcoming book
“Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace.”

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