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Boston gallery exhibits faculty member Larry Pollans’ sculpture

10-03_pollans_1Larry Pollans, who has immersed Milton students in art history since 1985, will show a collection of his work, Ritual: New Sculpture and Drawing, at the Boston Sculptors Gallery from March 17 through April 18. Larry’s work is often based in his roles as father, husband, son, teacher, and it broadly represents the delights and struggles of the human condition.  

His recent sculptures—cast in bronze, ceramic, resin and plaster—include forms and themes that “have roots that stretch to Greece, Florence and Paris,” Larry says. On a trip to France, he and his wife explored the caves of the Dordogne, which, Larry says, “reinforced my sense of connection to a very long tradition of image makers. [In the caves], you are right there with your ancestors. The cave painters may have entered the caves looking for refuge, but then they ritualized the process like a symbolic impregnation with scratches, incisions, and painted marks… My figures all seem to be involved in non-specific rituals. They all express a sense of wonder and burden. ‘Why are we here?’”

The exhibit’s opening reception is Saturday, March 20, from 4 to 7 p.m., and a special Milton reception will take place Saturday, April 10, from 4 to 7 p.m.

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