NEW WORKS BY SCULPTOR PETER WOYTUK
IN “UNIQUES” EXHIBIT AT THE MORRISON GALLERY
JUNE 5TH THROUGH JULY 4TH
KENT, CONNECTICUT – (June 1, 2010) -- New sculpture by acclaimed artist Peter Woytuk will be on display June 5th through July 4th at The Morrison Gallery located at 8 Old Barn Road, Kent Ct. The exhibition opens with a reception from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday June 5th.
Born in 1958, Peter Woytuk majored in art at Kenyon College in Ohio where his focus was in photography. He was introduced to the formal art of sculpting when he apprenticed with famed Connecticut sculptor Philip Grausman in the early 1980s, an experience that helped him develop the technical knowledge and skills needed to transform his artistic vision into sculptural form.
Ultimately Woytuk was fascinated with sculpting various forms of animals, birds in particular. He has since developed a highly original range of styles that explore a unique sense of volume and suspended motion. His impressionistic ravens, for example, demonstrate remarkable liveliness. "I've done some research on them. They spend a good 90 percent of their lives playing because they're so adept at survival," Woytuk says. His ravens play off the inquisitive, mischievous nature of these birds. Also of note are Peter's abstracted representations of hens. With their bright patina and ovoid shapes they are whimsically reminiscent of Easter eggs.
Woytuk is also well known for his life-size and monumental sculpture --The Great Bulls, in particular -- the end result not only the objects themselves but also the way people respond to and interact with them. He says he has been pleasantly surprised that the bulls have "become sort of a playground for children. They're inviting and great to climb on."
Woytuk’s sculpture is displayed in such collections as Dean Witter Reynolds in New York, Diane Von Furstenberg in New York, Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey, the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, Kenyon College in Ohio, the North Carolina Zoological Park in Ashboro, the Weisman Museum at The University of Minnesota in Saint Paul and Texas Tech in Lubbock.
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