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Geraldine Gventer

ARTIST STATEMENT

The sculptures are like stage sets in which various themes can be expressed. The clay is like a piece of slate where my impressions of events and feelings are inscribed. Through the manipulation of the clay, my unconscious thoughts escape in response to past and present experiences.

The Pre-Colombian, Mayan and African cultures have greatly influenced my work because of their depiction of the politics and values of the time through spiritual and mythological themes.

Relationships between companion animals and people are expressed through various sculptural environments.

Stoneware and Mixed Media Works by Geraldine Gventer

 

Adrienne Yurick

Geraldine Gventer

Figurative Sculpture Vessel Sculpture Dog Sculpture Installation
Rhythm and Harmony What's up dog vessel Hello dog Rhythm and Harmony

 

Figurative Sculpture

 

New York city woman in the Tropics Singing Let's sing Rhythm & Harmony
New York City Woman in the Tropics
Glazed & painted clay
25" x 10"x 18"
. . . . . . . .$1200
Singing
glazed & painted clay   
34"x17 X6" . . . . . . . .$1500
Let's Sing
glazed & painted clay 
37" x 11" x 7". . . . . . . .$1500
Rhythm & Harmony #2
glazed & painted clay
17" x 12" x 13" . . . . . . . .$1000
Brooklyn Woman's chorus Brooklyn  Woman's choir Rhythm & Harmony #3 Rhythm #4
Brooklyn Woman's chorus     
glazed & painted clay   -
13" x 11" x 6"
. . . . . . . .$500
Brooklyn Woman's chorus #2
glazed & painted clay
13" x 12" x 5". . . . . . . .$1000
Rhythm $ Harmony #3
glazed & painted clay
22' x 15" x15". . . . . . . .$1000
Rhythm #4
glazed & painted clay
19" x 14" x 14" . . . . . . . .$1000
Sculpture and Her Thoughts Singing #2 Sylvia's Coop New York City
Sculpture and Her Thoughts
glazed & painted clay            
18" x 24"x 10". . . . . . . . $1500
Singing #2
glazed & painted clay
20" x 15"x 6". . . . . . . . ..$1000
Sylvia's Coop
glazed & painted clay
24" x 17" 9". . . . . . . . .$1000
New York city #2
glazed & painted clay
18" x 24"x 10". . . . . . . . .$1500
Who's walking who?
Who's Walking Who?
glazed ceramic
9" x 11" x 8"
. . . . . . . . $1500
Dancing and Singing
clay & mixed media       
18"x18"x5". . . . . . . . $1500
Who's walking who?
Family Portrait
clay & mixed media
32" x 28" x 10"
Kanine/sapien
painted clay       
18"x28"x18". . . . . . . . $2000
Rhythm and Harmony
Rhythm and Harmony

Rhythm and Harmony
glazed & painted clay       
13"x14"x12" . . . . . . . .$1000

Nose / Knows
painted clay
16" x 28" x 2"
. . . . . . . . $1200

 

Vessel Sculpture


"The Behavior of men to the lower animals and their behavior
to each other bear a constant relationship."

Herbert Spencer

What's up #1 dog vessel what's up dog What's up #4
What's Up #1
glazed ceramic
9" x 11" x 8" . . . . . . . . $400
What's Up # 2
glazed ceramic
10" x 11" x 8" . . . . . . . . $400
What's Up #3
glazed ceramic
10" x 11" x 15" . . . . . . . $400
Lookout
Glazed Ceramic
9" x 11" x 8" . . . . . . . . $400

 

Dog Sculpture


My sculptures explore the roles dogs play in our society and their reaction to the demands placed upon them.
Dogs need to modify their animalness to be successful companions to humans.
Their responses to people's demands are in their body language; posture, gesture and expression.

The dog sculptures portray the dog/human created by our society. trust, protection, fear, unconditional love,
aggression are the emotional states expressed in the sculptures.

"Animals are in possession of themselves, their soul is in possession of their body."

George Wilhelm Friedrich Hogel

Dogs dog sculpture Dog
Welcome Home
glazed ceramic
9" x 11" x 8"
. . . . . . . . $800
Hello
glazed ceramic
14" x 12" x 20"
. . . . . . . . $800
The Snob
glazed ceramic
7" x 6" x 14"
. . . . . . . . $800
Apprehension
glazed ceramic
9" x 11" x 8"
. . . . . . . . $800
Diana
painted clay
21" x 14" x 11"
. . . . . . . . $2000
Black Dog
glazed ceramic
Watch Out
painted clay
23" x 12" x 9"
. . . . . . . . $2000
title
glazed clay
8" x 3" x 4"
each

 

Installation


"Playground For All" was first exhibited at Atlanic Gallery in New York City on October 10, 2010

 

Playground For All
2010