Jonathan Kirk: Sculptural Abstractions and Other Fabrications 23 October – 20 December, 2019

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Jonathan Kirk: Sculptural Abstractions and Other Fabrications

By Maureen Halley

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The Art Center Gallery at Anna Maria College presents Jonathan Kirk, Sculptural Abstractions and Other Fabrications from Wednesday, October 23 through Friday, December 20, 2019. This exhibit is open to the public, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Jonathan Kirk, originally from Saffron Walden, Great Britain, lives and works in Utica, NY. He spent twenty years as the manager of Sculpture Space, has shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards. He is known for large scale public works as well as the more intimate studio maquettes on view in Sculptural Abstractions and Other Fabrications.  These latest sculptures continue to deal with issues of form and open-ended narrative, taking cues from industrial and naval architecture, and the natural world. Kirk has developed a unique method of construction using wooden tiles, which allow him to quickly build, alter, and deconstruct these works in a nearly sketch-like manner.


Kirk’s recent sculptures made with this method are displayed in the round and on the gallery wall. The exhibit becomes a contemplative space for the forms under consideration, allowing the viewer to muse over the various narratives presented.


The exhibition of a guest artist each semester exposes students, the college, and community to a diverse range of contemporary art. An accompanying catalog further explores the artist’s work and will be available for sale at the Art Center Gallery. All are invited to attend the Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 23 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm, which features a discussion between Jonathan Kirk and Gallery Director Darrell Matsumoto.


Anna Maria College, School of Liberal Arts & Science, Department of Art & Design

Art Center Gallery at Miriam Hall, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01712


Exhibition Catalog Available Contact David Wackell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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