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Albert Pfarr: Recombinations

October 10 - December 16, 2008 Free Admission

Albert Pfarr will exhibit nine monumental ceramic sculptures created over the past seven years. The sculptor is known for his large-scale work (up to 10 feet high and 8 feet in diameter) composed of hundreds of interconnecting and interchangeable parts. Pfarr begins his sculpture with a modular ceramic core whose elements stack to form the spine of the object. Each section of the core is pierced with regularly spaced, uniformly shaped holes into which hundreds of individually fashioned spines, flanges, and loops are inserted. Each part is previously fired and glazed or painted in bold, primary colors; the most recent work is unglazed terra cotta. The constructions create strange and unwieldy shapes that appear, variously, to be blooming, exploding, or coming into being.