The unique works of American constructivist sculptor and painter Sidney Gordin, as part of his exhibit Sidney Gordon: Just Put it Together, will be on display at Sullivan Goss from June 7 through September 2. The exhibit opens with a reception on June 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Gordin’s latest exhibition highlights pieces with experimental elements that were created using a collage-like process of adding each feature individually to the other components. Just Put it Together showcases works with unconventional shapes, jagged lines and bright, contrasting colors. The construction of these pieces combines many elements of his past artistic styles, including the brushwork of his early Abstract Expressionist pieces and the quirkiness of his Bay Area paintings and sculptures.
Gordin, who was originally born in Russia, first focused on drawing and later switched his artistic talents to sculpting. He taught at UC Berkeley and at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Gordin’s works are innovative and tended to require or revolve around a specific creative process. He was influenced by Cubism and Futurism for his earlier geometric sculptures, but his art evolved into biomorphic figures and dramatic brushwork after he discovered the Post-War Bay Area art scene. A career-long survey of Gordin’s paper and wood constructions, as well as his paintings and sculptures, will be showcased in Sullivan Goss’s contemporary gallery.
Sullivan Goss, 7 E. Anapamu St., is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To learn more about the Sidney Gordin exhibit, call 805/730-1460 or visit www.sullivangoss.com.
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