“Objects that interest me most are the ones with interesting color, texture and shape. During and after collecting objects and forming ideas, I do a great deal of sorting and editing in order to make something greater than the sum of its parts. Something that tells a story. Sculpture that grabs, and also something to grab onto.
For me, ideas evolve from immediate and local influences that often seem random and accidental. Opportunity is all around us. Material to work with is everywhere. My material choices reflect my aesthetic at a particular moment. We look at everything as if it is a mirror. In art, we see ourselves. It’s really all we can do.”
Gordon Chandler (b. 1953) has been working in metal for most of his career. He earned an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst, MA) and a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY). An accomplished sculptor, his works are included in renowned museums and private collections, and he’s enjoyed solo exhibitions around the world.
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