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Jim Rennert RECENT SCULPTURE

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Jim Rennert Recent Sculpture

Railyard Arts District | 1613 Paseo de Peralta | Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 | tel 505.988.3250 www.lewallengalleries.com | contact@lewallengalleries.com cover: Illuminated (detail), 2012, bronze and steel, 20.25 x 12 x 7.25 in


Jim Rennert For many years, Jim Rennert worked as a successful businessman, before finding artistic inspiration in creating sculpture. Rennert began exhibiting in galleries in 1993, and has since gained significant recognition. In 2008, he was elected a member of the National Sculpture Society. Rennert's figurative sculpture uses three-dimensional space to make accessible allegorical assertions about complex truths derived from daily life, especially those encountered in the world of business. As his epigrammatic titles suggest, the sculptures resonate concise, often subtle, visual metaphors of challenge, triumphs, and dilemmas commonly encountered along the sometimes difficult path of one's career. Using wit and sophisticated whimsy as well as contemplative imagery, these sculptures are fun and full of humor as they simultaneously portray vignettes about realities of the world. Their presence is powerful and at the same time quietly thought-provoking. They entertain even as they reassure and inspire. He has been featured in publications such as Sculptural Review, American Art Collector, The Inquirer and Mirror. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Governor’s Mansion of Utah, Terra Industries, GSL Electric, The Colorado Council for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, The Church Museum of History and Art, Salt Lake City, UT and the Granite Education Foundation. His work was also featured in 2013 on ABC News in a segment called, “’Think Big’ Sculpture Hopes to Inspire New Yorkers."

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Business as Usual, 2016, Bronze and steel, 13 x 77 x 16 in 5


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Time Out (detail)

Time Out, 2010, Bronze and steel, 20 x 10 x 6 in

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"Working at an equal distance from the realism of portraiture and the idealism first promulgated by ancient Greek sculpture, Rennert shows us human figures as emblems of immediately recognizable feelings and attitudes: competitiveness and cooperation, confidence and doubt.... There is a universal quality to the exhiliration of the buoyant figure in Leap of Faith." Carter Ratliff, Contributing Editor for Art in America

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Leap of Faith, 2009, Bronze and steel, 38 x 60 x 15 in

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Groundwork, 2014, Bronze and steel, 25 x 34 x 10 in

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Walking the Tightrope (detail)

Walking the Tightrope, 2005, Bronze and steel, 57 x 18 x 15 in 13


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Win Win, 2014, Bronze and steel, 12.5 x 16 x 8 in

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Next Wave, Bronze and steel, 9.5 x 28.75 x 6 in 17


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Clean Slate (detail)

Clean Slate, 2011, Bronze and steel, 30 x 12 x 8 in 19


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Insight, 2008, Bronze and steel, 7 x 19 x 4 in

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It Happens (detail)

It Happens, 2017, Bronze, 67 x 40 x 32 in 23


Illuminated (detail)

"... A lot of businessmen don't even wear suits anymore, so the suits [have become] metaphoric. My sculptures are about life, about persevering and accomplishing and being competitive in today's society." Jim Rennert "Jim Rennert: Taking Care of Business," Wolf Schneider, Southwest Art, July 2008

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Illuminated, 2012, Bronze and steel, 20.25 x 12 x 7.25 in 25


A Step Ahead, 2012, Bronze and steel, 30 x 34 x 6 in

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EDUCATION

2006

Kimball Museum Arts Festival, Park City, UT

1976

2006

The Church Museum of History and Art, Salt Lake

City, UT

2005

Contemporary Realism, Cavalier Galleries, New York

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

City, NY

2016

2005

Kimball Museum Arts Festival, Park City, UT

2014–15 Think Big, Public Exhibition, Union Square, New

2005

Springville Museum Spring Salon, Springville, UT

York City, NY

2003

3W Gallery One Man Show, Salt Lake City, UT

Perspective, Public Exhibition, Union Square, New

1996

Kimball Museum Arts Festival, Park City, UT

York City,NY

2014

Cavalier Galleries, New York City, NY

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS AND MEDIA

The Englishman Gallery, Naples, FL

2015

Patty Delahanty, “Sculpture in Social Dialogue,”

2013

Cavalier Galleries, New York City, NY

Sculpture Review

2012

The Englishman Gallery, Naples, FL

2014

Karen Kedmey, “Businessman-Turned-Artist Jim Rennert

2011

Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

Makes Sculptures About Life Inside the Corporate

2010

Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FL

World,” Artsy

National Sculpture Sociey 77th Annual Awards

Lori Zimmer, “Relive Your Big City Dreams With Think

Exhibition, Brookgreen, SC

Big by Jim Rennert in Union Square,” ArtNerd New York

2008

Public Art Installation, Palm Desert, CA

”Jim Rennert: Think Big/Perspective,” This Week in

Cavalier Gallery, Nantucket, MA

New York

National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition,

Heather Holland, “12-Foot Businessman Sculpture Rises

New York City, NY

in Union Square," DNA Info

Art Around the Corner, St. George, UT

2013

“Think Big Sculpture Hopes to Inspire New Yorkers,”

Cavalier Gallery, Greenwich, CT

ABC 7 Eyewitness News

Coda Gallery, Palm Desert, CA

“Utah man dares NYC to Think Big with sculpture,”

2007

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO

KSL News, Salt Lake City, UT

Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT

2011

“Jim Rennert: Playing with Fire,” Artists of Utah

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO

2009

“Beyond the Boardroom,” American Art Collector

Art Around the Corner, St. George, UT

2008

Wolf Schneider, “Taking Care of Business,” Southwest

Gallery at the Station, Ogden, UT

Art Magazine

2006

20th Anniversary Show, Cavalier Galleries,

2007

"The Art of the Deal," Santa Fe Focus Magazine

Greenwich, CT

“Working 9-5,” American Art Collector

Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT

2006

“Art of the Deal,” KUTV Channel 2 News

Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, CO

“Swinging for the Fences,” Sculptural Pursuit Magazine

Brighton High School, Salt Lake City, UT

1976-81 Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Cavalier Galleries, New York City, NY

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