The Art of George Tobolowsky at the Tyler Museum of Art

The Tyler Museum of Art presents FORM & SUBSTANCE The Art of George Tobolowsky, open through November 28, 2010 .

Discarded steel and scrap metal are reborn in the exhibition Substance & Form: The Art of George Tobolowsky. Dallas sculptor George Tobolowsky is known for his dynamic repurposing of discarded metal pieces into energetic and compelling large-scale sculpture. The materials he uses come from a variety of sources including machine and heavy-duty fabrication shops. These industrial castoffs–fan blades, gears, coiling metal strips and more–are transformed by Tobolowsky, who uses the materials to create works that are both familiar and strange.

Rather than constructing something that is a sum of its parts, Tobolowsky redefines form and function by building three-dimensional abstractions, often suggesting anthropomorphic postures, and succeeds in elegantly proving that the sum is indeed more than the total of its parts. Works chosen for this exhibition will vary from those shown at the Grace Museum in Abilene. A full color catalogue accompanies this ehibition.

This exhibition is organized by Grace Museum, Abilene.

Sponsors for this exhibition include: Contributor – Kay Arms Collectors’ Circle Sponsors – Betty & Dick Summers

Image: George Tobolowsky (American, b. 1949). My Signature Piece, 2010. Welded stainless steel with lacquer. 79 x 112 x 55 inches. Courtesy of the artist

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