“White on White”, An Upcoming Exhibition of Richard’s Carrara Marble Sculptures at Melissa Morgan Fine Art
October 26, 2016
We are excited to officially announce Richard Erdman’s upcoming solo exhibition at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert, California. The exhibition’s title “White on White”, is an homage to the six new white Carrara marble sculptures Richard has created for the show. Richard will be in attendance of the opening, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will be open through January 31, 2017. Read the artist’s statement about this new body of work:
“Part of the tension of being human is found in our desire for and love affair with both risk and security.
For me, there is nothing more pure, pristine and purposeful than creating a vibrant new form of life from Carrara white marble. Its ancient formation from ocean born organic carbonates resonate time and geologic history – first our beginnings and now our foundation.
In the cutting and shaping of my sculptures from the impermeability of this noble stone, I try to combine a grounded reality of weight and volume with flights of risk, adventure and imagination, creating new life from old.
By pushing marble to the limits of technical carving into wafer-like forms in works such as Venture, Statesman and Sequita, the sculpture expresses its core and material strength while it dares us into disbelief.
Sculptures like Helio, and Ciclo can evoke ancient primordial forms or celestial odysseys, continually moving forward and outward while turning back on themselves, revealing that time and motion are here for us to take, if only transiently, but will be replenished in perpetuity.
The upward push and growth of Fiora and Fleur into spaces and places unknown remain both solidly grounded while infinite in desire. Such hunger for more can never be satisfied in our lives because of the limits of mortality. But in the pure, angelic whiteness of these stoic, timeless pieces we may find both the strength and excitement we cherish.”