BOBBY SILVERMAN: Matter Composition
Matter Composition, an exhiibition of work by American artist and designer Robert ‘Bobby’ Silverman, is on view at Heller Gallery through September 7, 2022.
Simple shapes enrobed in glazes and paints that explode with color typify Silverman's ceramics. In his own words “the work develops from the outside in—the surface quality is paramount, and the form is chosen to highlight that surface.” Seeking more than just the emotional communication imparted by color, luminosity, translucency, and reflection, some of Silverman’s works incorporate texts, poetry, and quotations, all in support of his goal of achieving a heightened reality. Sappho, an 11-panel glazed ceramic tile wall piece with a poem by Silverman, is a highlight of the exhibition. The poem was created from text from If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho, a book by Anne Carson. This piece reflects Silverman’s interest in text and the visual representation of information.
Closing reception and artist talk will take place on September 7, 2022.