Akebono, Dawn of the New Spring, 2008
Painted Cor-Ten© Steel, 8 x 8 x 4′
Additional Images and Toshi Makihara Performance
James Fuhrman: Contemplative Spaces
James A. Michener Museum of Art, Outdoor Sculpture Program
Doylestown, PA, July 19 – October 26, 2008
Philadelphia sculptor James Fuhrman’s work ranges from large-scale public art commissions to more meditative studio sculptures, drawings and prints. This exhibition of cedar, oak and painted steel sculptures included four of the artist’s recent works as well as one new piece created specifically for this exhibition.
“Fuhrman makes bold, archetypal objects, which ask the viewer to not only consider his or her physical relationship to the work, but also to examine one’s spiritual place in the world,” explains Kristy Krivitsky, the Museum’s Associate Curator of Contemporary Art. “These pieces are quiet, yet strong; simple, yet powerful.”
The Museum’s Outdoor Sculpture Program is sponsored by Fulton Bank. Annual support for the Michener Art Museum is provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Bucks County Commissioners and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Fabrication materials and installation for this exhibit were provided by Brandywine Valley Fabricators, Coatesville, Pennsylvania.