Howard Kalish 2019

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221 Banker St.
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

My recent work has returned gradually toward my beginning and first love as a sculptor: the human figure. This was after years of working abstractly and making public art all around the US. My reason for this return (though I loved making the abstractions) was the wish to expand my work, to take what I gained during those years and make it even more meaningful for myself (and hopefully others), to put as much as possible into each sculpture. I think that nothing is more meaningful for us than human life, our own and other's, and each life is different. That is why each of my sculptures, while clearly recognizable as my work (including the abstractions), is usually quite different from every other sculpture. My belief is if I can put some of the wonder, sadness, comedy, tragedy and drama that is in every life into a well-conceived and executed sculpture it will continue to be meaningful over time.


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