Hello for NYC

Hello all, I’m in NYC and dealing with the snow and the cold. Makes it hard getting around but I love it.

I got to see John Thomas’ sculptures at the OK HARRIS gallery on 383 West Broadway. I think John’s work is amazing. He works with different rectangular shapes. Then he paints them with unusual colors with shadows. Ah, he’s tricky because some of the shadows are not painted. They are real! I saw a little girl touching one and she was surprised to find she wasn’t touching a shadow. I’m very intrigued with what John is doing because he’s playing with time, space and color that are full of subtle illusions.

I even found myself testing what were shadows and what were not. I had to follow the little girl’s act to find what was or isn’t reality.

John sculptures are either hung on a wall or are multi-dimensional stand ups. I found the work totally fascinating. It was great having dinner with John and his wife, Kate, to discuss my impression of his work and to congratulate him. If you have a chance to stop by the gallery and see John unique sculptures you will not be disappointed. What I like it really lends itself to thought provoking discussions.


One Response to “Hello for NYC”
  1. Alvaro Hardy says:

    Encore (Sculpture in wood, 1976 – 50 x 50 x 30 cm) From one angle, the sculpture depicts a pianist. But if you turn it by 90 degrees you will see a violinist. The third photo shows an intermediate point of view, where you can see how the pianist transforms into the violinist. This wooden sculpture consists of two silhouettes (the pianist and the violinist) at 90° angles to each other. In fact, you can create an endless variety of these silhouette sculptures simply by carefully cutting a block from two different silhouettes at 90° angles to each other. Fukuda has made a large number of sculptures utilizing this technique, and his discovery of this principle led to the first utilization of his work in three-dimensional forms. “Encore” is part of a series of metamorphosing musicians captured at different stages of a concert.


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