Buster Levi Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Grace Knowlton and Harry Leigh. Knowlton is a sculptor who may be best known for her spheres, but also for her metal sculpture and mixed media photography. Referring to her spheres, she states, “My sculptures are closed spherical forms of various materials - clay, concrete, styrofoam and paint, steel and copper. They are created by an ancient technique involving the laying on of hands.” Her spheres can be seen as part of Storm King Art Center’s permanent collection as well as in museum collections around the world. Knowlton is also exhibiting drawings of the figure that reflect her “how to draw wrong” approach to drawing: http://www.graceknowltonart.com/drawwrong1.html. Knowlton describes drawing: “Drawing is the most direct and vital of the art forms. It can be powerful, yet questioning; tentative, yet full of conviction.”
Harry Leigh is represented by his signature open form sculptures, a style he first developed in the mid-1960s. His sculptures are easily recognizable by their linear compositions. His sculptures are hand crafted by bending wood to create simple geometric shapes that challenge the viewer’s perceptions of space. According to Leigh, the open spaces of his sculptures are “a celebration of infinite distances, silences, and peace.” Also on view are smaller works that reflect his love of geometry and the essential characteristics of wood.
Exhibition dates: April 6 - 29.
Opening reception: Friday, April 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Buster Levi Gallery, 121 Main Street