Elizabeth Harris is pleased to exhibit sculpture 2018/19 by James Biederman. This will be the artists second exhibition with the gallery at 529 West 20th Street. The show opens February 16th and runs through March 23rd. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11- 6 pm.
In writing about his work Biederman states:
“Gingerly perched on the wall, these wall sculptures twist and turn unto themselves. The organic forms are found without a fixed plan. The curves envelop the interior of splayed and contained space, revealing the mechanics of the intuitive. Layering, bleeding, absorbing, demarcating, defining, altering and luring, color lives within the sculpture. The structure holds the color, the color holds the structure, they speak sculpture.”
James Biederman is a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Grant, Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Esther and Adolph Gottlieb Grant, Pollock- Krasner Grant (2), Rauschenberg Foundation Grant, NYFA Grant and two NEA Grants. Biederman’s monochromatic wall sculptures were included in Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany in 1982. He studied sculpture at SUNY New Paltz, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and Yale University.
James Biederman’s work is included in the permanent public collections of the Cincinnati Art Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, Everson Art Museum, Hayden Gallery, MIT, Hirshhorn Museum, Kroller-Mueller Museum, Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, National Gallery of Australia, Vero Beach Museum and the Wadesworth Athenaeum. James Biederman is a current artist resident at the Sharpe- Walentas Foundation Studio Program in Brooklyn, NY.