TITLE: the Apprentice

LOCATION: North Ave. and inner Lake Shore Drive

SIZE: 10’ x 5’ x 4’

MATERIALS: cor-ten steel

SPONSOR: Fred Eychaner and Wrightwood Neighbors Association

Ron Gard is interested in the negative space and how it enlivens forms. Here he continues his series using two shapes and positioning them to create a sense of tension or animation. In “the Apprentice” the larger shape is reaching upward, standing on solid feet, established in its environment. The smaller shape, less grounded but apparently free to fly, aspires to the larger, more dominant shape. As Gard views it, “one day he may eclipse the master, but can he maintain his free spirit?…. what will he sacrifice?”

Continuing on exhibit is “Position #1”, which takes on the sleek stylization of a dancers legs and hips in a dance pose. She is preparing for her first move and appears very light on her feet. The shape and seeming lightness of the sculpture leads to many interpretations.

Ron Gard’s engineering skills help him create sculptures, props and 3-D elements for media and business. His works are included in many collections, both public and private.

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

the Apprentice

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