ARTISTS

MICHAEL GRUCZA

TITLE: “Me and My Shadow”

LOCATION: 1601 N. Orchard

SIZE: 8’ x 4’ x 4’

MATERIALS: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Steel

SPONSOR: General Iron

Michael Grucza’s newest work, “Me and My Shadow” is a continuation of a series in which he features homes. The house depicted on the top of Gruzca’s sculpture is only a sketch. It is not the technical draft of an architect either, but rather the simple scrawl of a child. Many of Gruzca’s recent works have featured this simple cube and wedge combination so common to a grammar school artists’ representation of home. Lacking all distinguishing details the simplified rendition does not attempt verisimilitude rather, like a dream or a shadow, it is an impression of reality.

“Me and My Shadow” continues on that theme. The childlike dream on the top carries its own shadow below. On the bottom hangs an inversion of the top. This less detailed companion of corrugated, matte grey steel achieves the appearance of a shadow with impressive effect.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006
“Me and My Shadow” by MICHAEL GRUCZA

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit
(Thumbnails show other years)

 

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