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Jud Bergeron: “A Collection of Objects”

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is pleased to announce the opening reception for sculptor Jud Bergeron, A Collection of Objects, on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 5 – 8:30 PM.  Jud Bergeron is a Bay Area sculptor residing in San Francisco. His sculpture has been exhibited through out North America and Europe. Bergeron works in a myriad of styles and materials such as ceramic, resin, and hydrocal, but generally gravitates towards permanent materials such as bronze, stainless steel and mild steel. His sculpture has been exhibited in several museum shows, including the Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek, CA, the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ, and the Grand Central Art Center at California State Fullerton in Santa Ana, CA. Jud has been awarded numerous public art commissions in a number of cities around the country, including the UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital in Dallas, TX, and is included in many important private collections. The show concludes on June 18, 2016.

Jud Bergeron Artist Statement: “Examining the past 8 years of sculptural practice, this show draws on the key moments from 3 solo shows and countless group shows while introducing new works. From narrative based works dealing with friendship, loss and fatherhood to non objective and abstract works this inaugural show at Carneal Simmons will serve as both an introduction to my work as well as a launch pad for things to come.

The new works in this show are further examinations of the most successful pieces of the last 8 years. While creating anthropomorphic works such as ‘The Crystalline Baby’ and ‘Peg Leg Wilson’ I discovered that the true essence of these works was how light creates shadow on monochromatic surfaces if they are slightly faceted. It also occurred to me that if I remove the ‘figure’ element from the work than they become meditations on shadow and form. All of the new wall works in this show are based on this principal.

I’ve been really interested in using technology to create multiples while still creating things analog. The paper pieces in this show are exactly that. Each piece was created by hand as stream of consciousness works, however, once completed in paper, I carefully scan them and have digital models made of them and then 3D printed so that I can cast them in any material I desire. This exercise satisfies not only my love to make things by hand but also an obsession to see my works realized in computer perfection.”

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art is located at 1415 Slocum Street in the Dallas Design District. Gallery hours are Noon to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art seeks to advance artistic excellence, innovation, and creativity to enrich the quality of life for individuals and communities at large through the placement and exhibition of contemporary art. Check www.carnealsimmons.com for further details.

Date

April 02, 2016 to June 18, 2016
5:00pm to 8:30pm

Location

Carneal Simmons Contemporary Art
1415 Slocum St
#105 Dallas 75207

(214) 745-2526

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