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Dreyfuss, Cornwall

John Dreyfuss: Inventions

September 8, 2009, through April 11, 2010

Featuring six large-scale works by sculptor John L. Dreyfuss, this exhibition is an exploration into the evolution of form and the wonder of invention. Referencing bones and early tool shapes, each work examines the relationship between form, strength of materials and the harnessing of power. Beginning with sketches, wax, plaster and cast metal models, Dreyfuss has subtly refined each work over the past decade and, through an ongoing collaboration with aerospace engineers, has experimented with the fabrication process. Rendered for the first time at monumental scale in composite materials, these extraordinary works simultaneously draw on ancient and primal references, while being distinctly contemporary in their conception. This exhibition is generously supported by ATK.

Read a feature on John Dreyfuss in Home and Design magazine's September/October 2010 issue here.


(Top) John Dreyfuss, Cornwall , 2006-2009.
Reinforced Fiberglass. 7.82 x 1.53 x 8 ft.

(Right) John Dreyfuss, Interrogation, 2004.
Milled Aluminum. 15.46 x 10 x 72.25 in.