ARTIST STATEMENT

These drawings are from my flat gesture sculpture series. In this body of work, I am “thinking flat” as I explore with cut paper, charcoal, paint and steel, the evocation of gesture in sculptures in a single dimension. This work stems from my earlier focus on sculptures and figurative gestures. I’ve eliminated the figurative elements in the gestures and added a single structural line to create a series of what I call “flat sculptures.” Gestural lines and circles are natural elements in figurative study.

BIO

Stacy Petty is from Fort Myers, Florida and received his B.F.A. in Sculpture from Ringling College of Art and Design. His first large scale outdoor installation was installed at the Ringling College of Art campus for fifteen years. Last year he moved to Hudson, New York. He recently forged maquettes of dynamic decaying steel sculptures at Salem Art Works in Salem, NY. He hopes to find funding to create large scale installations based on these maquettes. His work has been in solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. His work is in private collections around the world.

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