From Rubber Duckies to Cubism, San Francisco based sculptor Jud Bergeron examines the trials and tribulations of parenthood through sculpture.

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art is pleased to present Becoming, an exhibition of new multimedia sculptural works by Jud Bergeron. This is his second solo exhibition with the gallery.

Exploring the multi-faceted experience of becoming a parent, Bergeron’s works address the various stages and emotions involved in the transition, ranging from confusion to euphoria. Works such as “Quack-Quack” – a child’s antique pedal car featuring an atom bomb explosionshaped eruption of rubber duckies – embody the surreal and sometimes overwhelming experience of new parenthood in sculptural form. As a whole, the combination of works on view is intended to be an immersive experience for viewers, effecting a sense of disorientation and wonder.

Jud Bergeron is a Bay Area sculptor residing in San Francisco. His sculpture has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe (including a 2009 solo exhibition with Wolfe Contemporary). Bergeron works in myriad styles and materials but generally gravitates towards permanent materials. He has been awarded public art commissions in a number of cities around the country and his sculpture has been in museum shows and is included in many important private collections. Most importantly, he is the father of 2.