Don Gummer The Armature of Emotion: Drawings and Sculpture

Piece from Don Gummer

Don Gummer
The Armature of Emotion: Drawings and Sculpture

Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery

March 3 - June 11, 2016

This exhibition presents drawings and sculptures by internationally renowned artist Don Gummer. Gummer's richly layered, cerebrally composed drawings incorporate color, encaustic (an ancient technique in which pigment is suspended in wax) and collage. Reiterating many of the forms and motifs articulated in his reliefs and his free-standing sculptures, they function both as fluid heralds and intermediaries, and as autonomous creations. Informing Gummer's drawings and sculpture alike is an innate and immutable sensibility for structure. In the disciplined architecture that undergirds the construction of forms, Gummer achieves a paradoxical synthesis of stasis and flow--an elastic armature capable at once of containing and expressing emotion.

Listen to excerpts from an interview with Don Gummer conducted by Director and Chief Curator Linda Wolk-Simon on our mobile app at app.cuseum.com/fuam.