Kaufmann Repetto MilanoVia di Porta Tenaglia 7, 20121 Milano20121 MilanoItalia
From Jan. 19, 2017
to March 18, 2017
Jan. 19, 2017
- 9 p.m.
kaufmann repetto announces a solo presentation of works by New York-based artist, Bruce M. Sherman. This is the first solo exhibition of the artist in Europe.Bruce M. Sherman’s works exist between realized and imagined histories. His vessels point towards the totemic traditions of pottery - often including or insinuating functionality through emblematic forms. The sculptures simultaneously utilize these iconographic symbols to evoke surreal and imaginative experiences through the use of Sherman’s unique vernacular.The pronounced presence of eyes and hands in Sherman’s work alludes to spirituality and investigations of Eastern influences. At the same time, the inclusion of these human features extends discernible humbleness to the personified pieces. The usage of forms and hues found in nature speaks to the mysterious universe at large. Sherman’s works stand like a gathering of many Gods but also like an approachable cluster of companions.Sherman’s anthropomorphic characters present viewers with a humorous familiarity just shy of something concretely true to a traceable past or present. This fracture leaves us happily at home in the presence between here and there.