Monday, July 04, 2005
The Penning Show
We went up today to see the Tomas Penning show at the James Cox Gallery. Here are some pictures, but they don't do the work justice, of course. Sculpture, especially that of a great sculptor like Penning, is so physical, as much about the stone as about the images made from it or cut into it. Penning was a master of textures, and his understanding of the relationship between stone and image passes understanding. I've been starting to work just a little with stone, and it does not encourage dabbling.
Cox saved these pieces from destruction, and posterity owes him a debt. If you live in the Woodstock area, see this show.