Peter Lipsitt at Boston Sculptors Gallery
Natured and Nurtured May 23 to June 24
By: BSG - May 04, 2012
Peter Lipsitt : Natured and Nurtured
Boston Sculptors Gallery
486 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118
May 23 – June 24, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, May 26, 4 – 7 pm
SOWA First Friday: June 1, 5 - 8pm
Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm
In his practice and process, Peter Lipsitt investigates forms and their relationships: weight vs. levity, affinity vs. separation, and sense of scale relative to size, for examples.
Exhibiting new work, Lipsitt builds with cement and hydrocal, sensuous liquid-into-solid materials, with inclusions of repurposed wood, steel, and copper. Bit players in the narrative include his out-of studio "assistants," Vermont beavers (Castor canadensis) which prepared saplings for several sculptures.
There are table-top habitations, small wall-like flats, doors and towers. Receptive to pitfalls, pratfalls, opportunities, and happy accidents, Lipsitt retains essential control of the way ahead, while entertaining uncertainty.
In the May issue of ART NEW ENGLAND, Alicia Faxon writes that with the “...theme of habitation and play on the double view of surface and hollowed core..., Lipsitt creates a world and a settlement of the spirit.”
Lipsitt is a graduate of Brandeis University. He attended the Skowhegan School prior to studies at Yale School of Art (BFA and MFA degrees).
He has exhibited his sculpture at Chesterwood, Lars Anderson Park, Triangle Workshop, Wheelock College, Sculpture Key West, The Rose Museum, Boston City Hall, the Art Complex Museum, with solos at Brown University Library, Wheaton College, Mather House-Harvard University, and the Fuller Museum.
His work is in the collections of the City of Boston, University Place - Cambridge, MA, the Rose Museum at Brandeis, the Harvard Art Museums, Vassar College, Ft Lauderdale Museum, Florida, and Hamilton College, among others. He also has works in many private collections.
He is a recipient of a 2007 grant from Artist Resource Trust, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
A member of Boston Sculptors since its foundation 20 years ago, he has had several solo exhibitions in the successive venues. His studios are in Boston's South End.
Peter Lipsitt's work is showing concurrently with the work of George Sherwood.