Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Robert Engman Sculpture: Theme and Variations a new book : Shifting the Limits

 Robert Engman Sculpture: Theme and Variations

  Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., is pleased to announce the release of Robert Engman Sculpture: Theme and Variations by Robert Engman with Nancy Porter & Anders Engman featuring a display of Robert Engman's sculpture series that complements theShifting the Limits: Robert Engman’s Structural Sculpture exhibit currently on display at the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Robert Engman’s work over the last fifty years has ranged in size from monumental to miniature. Large pieces he has created for major cities and museums in decades past have common attributes but he had never formally attempted to make a series of related works. In the last ten years, he has cast a group of 52 distinctive small sculptures whose modest scale has allowed him to realize his vast number of sculptural ideas more efficiently. This collection clearly demonstrates how Engman’s work expands and alters three-dimensional structural concepts. Divided into nine families, the sculptures’ forms are based on different combinations of circles and squares in flat and warped planes. Each piece is shown from several angles, revealing strikingly different perspectives.
Size: 6″ x 9″ | 209 color photos | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764352751 | Binding: hard cover | $14.99

The James A. Michener Art Museum is featuring an exhibition highlighting the work of renowned sculptor Robert Engman, whose large-scale piece Triune is a distinctive part of Philadelphia’s Center City landscape. Showcasing the artist’s smaller-sized sculpture as well as his jewelry, Shifting the Limits: Robert Engman’s Structural Sculpture will be the first monographic exhibition of Engman’s work in decades. The exhibition will be on view through February 5, 2017
Join Anders Engman, Robert Engman’s son, on Wednesday, November 9 at 3 pm for a gallery talk at the museum. For more details visit www.michenerartmuseum.org.
“We are thrilled to be able to display Robert Engman’s remarkable work at the Michener,” said Lisa Tremper Hanover, director and CEO of the Michener Art Museum. “There is an almost magical geometry to his sculptures, inviting close examination. We look forward to sharing that experience with our Michener visitors.” 

“Engman’s sculpture is as beautiful as it is distinctive,” said Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D., the Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator of the Michener Art Museum, who curated the exhibition. “Each piece begs to be seen from all angles, an experience enhanced by polished surfaces and often breathtaking patinas in a near rainbow of color.”
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