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RECENT SCULPTURE Expansion, uplift, and a sense of freedom characterize David Borgerdingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rhapsodic sculptures in bronze and stainless steel. His exhibition at Gallery Bienvenu presents works across a spectrum of scales, the piecesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; jubilant contours encompassing polarities of visual dissonance that ultimately resolve into harmony. The sculptures are fabricated and forged of bronze and stainless steel sheet, â&#x20AC;&#x153;hollow formedâ&#x20AC;? into individual shapes, and combined together to create the whole. Surfaces are textured by hand, then receive a unique patina and coat of wax, imparting rich and varied chromatic personalities. A recipient of a career opportunity grant from the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation, Borgerding built upon a background in painting, metalwork, and design, earning a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art & Design. His works have been exhibited nationally and appear in noted private, corporate, and institutional collections. Within the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s instantly recognizable style, a dialogue between bulbous, voluminous forms and spindly connectorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; which he relates to the proportions of â&#x20AC;&#x153;the body and the appendageâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x201D;recalls the works of historic artists such as Joan 0LUy DQG $OH[DQGHU &DOGHU &RQWHPSRUDU\ LQĂ XHQFHV LQFOXGH VFXOSWRUV 0DUWLQ 3XU\HDU 5LFKDUG +XQW DQG %UXFH %HDVOH\ :KLOH %RUJHUGLQJÂˇV ZRUNV VXJJHVW D YDULHW\ RI UHSUHVHQWDWLRQDO LQWHUSUHWDWLRQV WKH DUWLVW GUDZV LQVSLUDWLRQ QRW IURP VSHFLĂ&#x20AC;F referents in the natural world, but from absorbed information that may be subliminal or mysterious. This inspiration results in intuitive sketches, often in the lineage of Surrealist automatic drawing.
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H[KLELWLRQ GDWHV IHEUXDU\ th -Â march 25th, 2011 reception: february 5th 6â&#x20AC;&#x201C;9 pm )URQW &RYHU Petu, bronze, 27" x 77" x 14", 2010
Nokni, bronze, 43" x 24" x 12", 2010
Adawa, stainless steel, 41" x 18" x 5", 2010
Supo, stainless steel, 13" x 42" x 8", 2010
Aelu, bronze, 32" x 14" x 3", 2010
Sivo, bronze, 64” x 16” x 12”, 2010
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Petu (detail) ARTWORK © DAVID BORGERDING 2010 CATALOG © GALLERY BIENVENU 2011 3+272*5$3+< 0,.( 60,7+