Sunday, April 4, 2010

Robert Gober

Robert Gober is an American sculptor, who was born in Connecticut, September 12, 1954. He studied at Middlebury College, Vermont and the Tyler School of Art in Rome. He lives and works in New York City and is represented by the Matthew Marks Gallery. He is best known for his sculptures, but also has made photographs, prints, and drawings and has curated exhibitions, most recently “Heat Waves in a Swamp: The Paintings of Charles Burchfield” at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in 2009 (which will travel to the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York in 2010). He has had exhibitions of his work in Europe, North America and Japan. One of his most well known series of works was of sculptures of sinks He has made many sculptures of everyday objects, showing familiar things as well as strange ones.
His work is often related to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, and legs, and has themes of nature, sexuality, religion and politics. The sculptures are meticulously handcrafted, even when they appear to just be a re-creation of a common sink.

Untitled (Leg),
beeswax, cotton, wood, leather and human hair



Wood, bronze, paint, and handmade paper

61 x 180.3 x 186.7 cm (24 x 71 x 73 1/2 in.)



Silk satin, muslin, linen, tulle, welded steel, hand-printed silkscreen on paper, cast hydrostone plaster, vinyl acrylic paint, ink, and graphite
Approximately 800 square feet, installed.

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