Sep 8, 2010

Art for Art's Sake: Gib Singleton, Moses

Gib Singleton: Religious Works is an opportunity to experience Singleton's highly expressive and beautifully sculpted works. On view through Nov. 14, 2010.

Singleton is not a one-dimensional artist, but one that continuously challenges himself to create new forms and push the boundaries of the medium. His work Moses (2007) provides an atypical variation to his characteristic rough surfaces and irregular, protruding forms. Singleton depicts Moses wearing a smooth flowing vestment that serves as a blank canvas to the two stone tablets. The swooping curves of the robe are interestingly unbalanced by the figure's hair floating sideways. Singleton's representation of Moses is quiet and solemn, capturing the artist sometimes subdued manner when creating his noteworthy religious works.

--Tariana Navas-Nieves

Moses, 2007, bronze, 19 x 6 x 6"
Courtesy of the Singleton-Biss Museum of Fine Art, from the collection of Tia

1 comment:

John said...

Thank you for bringing this exhibit to the Fine Arts Center. The sculptures are extraordinary - deeply meaningful and moving.