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

Staying Centered, 2019
Ceramic and glaze,
28 x 16 x 16 inches

Listening to the Earth, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
13 x 18 x 4 1⁄2 inches

Five Columns Petitioning Heavenly Influences, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
56 x 38 x 30 inches

Injured Nature, 2020
Ceramic and glaze
13 x 31 x 13 inches

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.