ARTISTS

RON GARD

TITLE: Night in Tunisia

LOCATION: 3400 N. Elaine Place

SIZE: 12’ x 8’ x 5’

MATERIALS: Cor-Ten Steel & Stainless Steel

SPONSOR: Chicago Apartment Finders

“Night in Tunisia” is named for the Dizzy Gillespie song of the same title. Like the jazz trumpeter’s work, it is fun and romantic. The sculpture has two distinct figures dancing, embracing, and bending into each other.

However, Ron Gard suggests the scene may not be as harmonious as we first suspect. “In this piece,” Gard explains, “one form is clinging to the other while the other strives to free itself.” For Gard, the figures represent a once passionate love – which may have only lasted for one song – that is now coming to an end. It is not all bleak; notice, the forward form keeps its contact on the shining orb which, for Gard, always represents our positives and our life force.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Ron-G-2013(Main)

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

 

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