Playfulness ~ Trust ~ Balance ~ Beauty ~ Power of Two . . .qualities which define and nourish togetherness, are celebrated in three bronze sculptures currently on view at the gallery. The sculptor, Robert Cook, is known for capturing fluid motion in bronze and has spent a lifetime studying tension, form and energy being released into motion.
Among Cook’s favorite subjects are dancers. Spoleto Duo “F”, was inspired by the Spoleto Festival in Italy in 1978. The festival is an international event founded in 1958 by composer Gian Carlo Menotti, which features concerts, opera, dance, drama, visual arts and roundtable discussions on science. Having lived in Italy since 1950, Cook attended the festival regularly, collecting pages of dancers in his sketchbooks as studies for sculptures. Sylvie Descends depicts famous French dancer, Sylvie Guillem, supported by Russell Maliphant, an important partner in her career.
Our partners, The Old Print Shop, are having a two-person sculpture show in New York, opening May 3rd and running through June 13th. Robert Cook and Masaaki Noda are the two artists.