Bruce M. Sherman
White Columns is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition by Bruce M. Sherman. Sherman’s exhibition comprises a group of twenty-four, recent slab-built stoneware sculptures.
Adopting the form of functional vessels – planters, vases, etc. – Sherman’s works invariably take the form of portrait-like, anthropomorphic characters. Employing humor as a recurring ‘motif’ Sherman’s ceramic works suggest a lineage from the proto-surrealist pots of George Orr to the more recent and often irreverent work of artists as different as Alice Mackler and Ella Kruglyanskaya. Presented together Sherman’s animated sculptures read as if a crowd: a polyphony of exuberant ‘voices’ simultaneously at-odds and in-synch with one another.
Bruce M. Sherman lives and works in New York. His work has been included in exhibitions including: "What Is Your Original Face," South Willard, Los Angeles; "If you throw a spider out the window, does it break?" curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Brennan & Griffin, New York; "Soft Shock" curated by Lucie Fontaine, Eli Ping Frances Perkins, New York; “Think Pink,” curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach; “Plus B,” curated by Amy Granat, Front Desk Apparatus, New York; and “Six Americans,” Museo Regional Michoacanao, Morelia, Mexico. Sherman's drawings are featured in Fran Shaw’s newly published book “Lord Have Murphy: Waking Up in the Spiritual Marketplace.”
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