Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gallery talk with artist John Dreyfuss / Hemphill

Saturday, October 3, 2009
2:00pm - 3:00pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

John Dreyfuss will discuss his works on view in the Sylvia Berlin Katzen Sculpture Garden at the American University Museum.

Featuring six large-scale works by sculptor John L. Dreyfuss, this exhibition is an exploration into the evolution of form and the wonder of invention. Referencing bones and early tool shapes, each work examines the relationship between form, strength of materials and the harnessing of power. Beginning with sketches, wax, plaster and cast metal models, Dreyfuss has subtly refined each work over the past decade and, through an ongoing collaboration with aerospace engineers, has experimented with the fabrication process. Rendered for the first time at monumental scale in composite materials, these extraordinary works simultaneously draw on ancient and primal references, while being distinctly contemporary in their conception.
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

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