CHARLIE KAPLAN | CONTOURS
Long-Sharp Gallery will host an exhibition of nearly a dozen marble works created by sculptor Charlie Kaplan, opening October 17th at its New York location. The exhibition, CONTOURS, celebrates the recent acquisition of Kaplan's Soaring (2018) by the William and Anita Newman Library at Baruch College, CUNY.
Following what has become the artist’s annual showing at the CIBART Festival in Northern Tuscany, Kaplan’s exhibit will invite others to Long-Sharp’s New York Project Space to experience an array of organic sculptural forms. The featured works range in artistic effect from the startling luminosity seen in Carrara Statuario marble (Unfolding, 2016) to the incomparable luster of noir belge (seen in Black Ghost, 2006).
Long-Sharp Gallery, Project Space, 24 West 57th Street, Suite 606
Charlie Kaplan will be present for the installation ceremony of his 2018 sculpture, Soaring, at Baruch College, The City University of New York. The sculpture made of Bianco Puro Carrara marble will be placed at the entrance of Baruch College’s Newman Library for students, faculty and staff to share. In September 2018, Charlie Kaplan had his first New York institutional solo exhibition at Baruch College’s Mishkin Gallery.
Baruch College’s Sidney Mishkin Gallery presents the exhibition Pleasing Curves: Sculpture by Charlie Kaplan, featuring seven works by the Los Angeles-based artist. The exhibition will run from Friday, September 28 to Friday, October 26, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Charlie Kaplan studied welding, blacksmithing, and he worked in clay, wood, and other media before being introduced to marble. Over the course of several years he studied in Pietrasanta, Italy—just ten miles from Carrara—where he developed a deep knowledge of the material, learning about the various types of marble, as well as honing his skill in bronze casting.
Noguchi wrote, “Stone itself is a symbol of the natural world and the sculptor’s engagement with stone is a metaphor for human existence.” Noguchi was fascinated with the historical and modern techniques of working with stone. Contemporary sculptor Charlie Kaplan leads this workshop, bringing his decades long experience as a stone carver. Participants will join Kaplan in the galleries, discussing Noguchi’s materials and processes, and then learn introductory hand carving techniques for creating their own stone sculptures in the studio.
The Museo Gigi Guadagnucci, in Massa-Carrara, Tuscany, is pleased to present a solo exhibition of marble sculptures by Charlie Kaplan as part of its mission to showcase contemporary artists of international acclaim.