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Stone, Silence and Speech:
Sculptures by Sy Gresser

April 25 through September 21, 2015

Tribal Meditation

Sy Gresser, Tribal Meditation, 1998.
Marble, 22 x 20.5 x 3.5 in.
Courtesy of the Sy Gresser Estate.

Mayan Faces

Sy Gresser, Mayan Faces,c. 1993.
Steatite, 23 x 16 x 16 in.
Courtesy of the Sy Gresser Estate.

Helix Faces

Sy Gresser, Helix Faces, c. 1991.
Limestone, 19.5 x 18 x 15 in.
Courtesy of the Sy Gresser Estate.


Exhibition Overview

Over more than six decades, Sy Gresser (1926-2014) wrestled with issues and ideas that define humanity. Beginning as a poet, he metamorphosed into a sculptor of stone and wood. If nothing is more silent than a stone, Gresser’s chisel, harnessed to his voracious mind, yielded a distinct vocabulary that interwove abstraction with figuration and produced a continuous, broadly-focused and eloquent commentary on the world.

Curated by Ori Z. Soltes