April 6 – May 2, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th; 2-4pm
Artist in attendance
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Canadian born, Monaco-based sculptor Blake Ward’s new collection includes figurative sculptures taken to a whole new level. These partial figures convey intellectual, conceptual and spiritual ideas that move beyond the physical body. They are less concerned with portraying the human body than philosophically grappling with how our physical bodies are capable of constructing realities.
In an attempt to reconfigure our gaze of the human body, Blake began to explore ways of illustrating our cerebral complexity and the idea of the interior in resonance with a desire to abstract the figure by retaining only a fragment of the whole. The exterior’s multi-textured surface is evidence of our material reality while the internal framework signifies our soul and spirit.
Blake Ward is best known for his contemporary interpretations of figurative sculpture. The work is created in the Principality of Monaco and cast in Italy. Blake, a Fine Arts graduate from the University of Alberta in Canada, has a growing international reputation as an important living figurative sculptor as a result of his unique and contemporary use of European figurative tradition.
Blake’s limited edition sculptures in bronze and marble are included in several important international collections including the Jacques Ginepro bronze sculpture collection in France. In the Principality of Monaco and in the personal collection of Prince Albert.