Sunday, May 31, 2009

Body Language Sculptures by Paula Stern in Bronze, Terracotta & Resin

Paula Stern, Ruth, Wither Thou Goest, terracotta, 21 x 6 x 5.25
Paula Stern, Odalisque, Bronze, 13 x 24 x 10.5
Paula Stern, Quartet 22.5”x17”x17”

June 9 – July 3, 2009
Reception: Fri, June 12, 6-9pm
Meet the Artist: Sat, June 13, 2-4pm

Paula Stern’s figures and busts echo her deep appreciation of the beauty and complexity of the human form … small, thin, big and fat … and this show represents a broad selection of her work ranging from mostly serious sculptures and smaller studies to whimsical wall and ceiling pieces. While Stern creates each piece as its own entity, she sometimes places them together to tell a
story or chronicle life as chapters in a biography.

Stern, whose sculptures have been featured in juried exhibitions, galleries and private collections in the U.S. and abroad, has been fascinated with the grandeur of the human anatomy since her very young days as a ballet student who also took art classes and drew on her ballet experience for lack of live models. This interest has continued throughout her life, even though she put sculpting on hold for years to pursue three master’s degrees from Harvard and Tufts universities and a Ph. D in International Studies from Tuft’s Fletcher School, followed by a successful career as an international trade expert, including chairmanship of the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) and opening her own consulting firm.


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