Irwin Berman: Stools
May 3 – June 15 2008
For more than four decades UVA alumnus Dr. Irwin Berman (MD ’62) has explored a variety of artistic practices and media. This exhibition presents a selection of his stools, designed as art statements. Whether he chooses to manipulate photographic properties or transform wood, metal, plastic and glass into surprising forms, Berman pushes the boundaries of a material’s flexibility, achieving results that can range from elegant formal sculptures to playful and challenging three-dimensional forms. Humor and deep reflection coexist in ironic, playful, and deeply serious ways. The dynamic tensions and topical references call on viewers and sitters alike to question our ecological, ethical, and sexual beliefs and practices.
For more information please visit: The University of Virginia Art Museum