July 5 - July 27, 2014
|Dan McManus - New Work||Barbara Alpert - Sculpture|
Illustration by Michael Guertin
Statement about my work
I think of my newest work as 2D found object sculpture. I look for objects and images of objects that evoke. As a visual artist I am using my intuitive sense of the world that I see and presenting some sort of visual poetry that involves communication from viewing and less from language and its limitations. This is nothing new; just ask Barbara Alpert about the cave drawings of Europe and the Petroglyphs found around the globe.
Ann's Coney Island
Some of these sculptures, especially those inspired by Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delight, are fantasies - like fairy tales that stave off terror. Others are talismans against the absurdity of the human condition. All are meant to be light-hearted, ironic, humorous or wry.
Barbara taught at Rhode Island School of Design for a dozen years. Her work has been at museums and galleries in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, California and New Mexico. It has been shown in Russia, Japan, France, and at the American Embassy in Malta. Articles on the origin of art have been published in journals in the United States, France, Switzerland, India and the Czech Republic. A book of hers on this topic is The Creative Ice Age Brain.