San Francisco, CA USA
Saturday, May 16, 2009–Saturday, August 29, 2009
Gallery Paule Anglim is pleased to present new work by Deborah Butterfield in an exhibition showcasing four recently produced large bronze sculptures.
The outdoor presentation at 425 Market Street, a private plaza in downtown San Francisco, will be the site of four horse sculptures. The compositions, larger than life, made from wood pieces and stone and cast in bronze, will provide an environment of contemplation and retreat in the contrast of their contained expression of rest against the urban architecture and activity. Butterfield uses the horse form as a figure for the other, the unknown that defines human experiences of curiosity, empathy and understanding.
The renowned artist’s sculptures are represented in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Denver Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Dallas Museum of Art, among other noted institutions.