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05-04_pollans_1A collection of work by Milton Academy visual arts faculty member Larry Pollans opens at the Boston Sculptors Gallery in April 19–May 21. “New Work, Sculpture and Drawing,” opens with a reception on May 6, from 5–8 p.m.

“This is my first show in four years, as I have tried to balance the full-time responsibilities of teaching at Milton with my ongoing career as a sculptor,” Larry says. “Each activity energizes the other. The process of discovery is exhilarating as much as it is exasperating—but discoveries in either venue feed both interests.”

Ten pastel drawings and 20 new bronze, ceramic and plaster sculptures, ranging in size from three inches to six feet, comprise the show. The figures, Larry says, are outgrowths of suggestions in the material coupled with memories of classical form.

Larry takes and transforms influences of figurative masters. His vision of nature and self is revealed within natural elements: the trunk of a tree, the twist of a root or the swelling bud.

In this new work, made of bronze, ceramic and plaster, Larry heightens the formal tensions and deepens the themes that have always intrigued him: His pieces ask us to consider the fullness and complexity of human identity.

The Boston Sculptors Gallery is Boston’s only exclusive sculpture gallery. It has recently moved to the South End in the heart of a new gallery district. All the galleries have opening receptions on the first Friday of every month. It’s all very festive. I invite you all to come and see the work.

The Boston Sculptors Gallery is at 486 Harrison Avenue in Boston, tel. 617-482-7781. for more information.