Bruce M. Sherman

Artist Statement
For this unique exhibition and time we are living through, I’ve composed a tableau of ceramic objects that express the deeply needed sense of Prayer: prayer for our loved ones, ourselves, and all beings. With a newly emerged sense of connectedness on and with our planet, one must sense what the Earth is trying to communicate to us: how injured its elements—our air, oceans, rivers, trees, animals; all things—have become.

This grouping of endless columns, covered in incised eyes, might act as a bridge, petitioning for healing and compassionate forces from above. In the foreground, two ceramic elements rest close to the earth. A large broken vase, once decorated with trees, lies fractured and incomplete; nearby, a blue head observes, seeing and sensing all in our concerning situation.

Bruce M. Sherman lives and works in New York. He has held solo exhibitions at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York; White Columns, New York; South Willard, Los Angeles; Kaufmann Repetto, Milan; and Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels (two person). Sherman has been included in group exhibitions at Aldrich Contemporary, Ridgefield, CT; The Power Station, Dallas, TX; Marianne Boesky Gallery, Brennan and Griffin, Front Desk Apparatus, and Regina Rex, New York, NY; Cooper Cole, Toronto, ON; Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR; Museo Regional Michoacano, Morelia, Mexico; Thomas Duncan Gallery and The Pit, Los Angeles, CA; among others. Work by Sherman was recently included in Object & Thing presented at the Independent Art Fair.on.