James Surls: Nightshade and Redbone

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March 24, 2023 -
August 13, 2023

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Nightshade and Redbone

Opening Event: Friday, March 24th, 7 PM

James Surls (b.1943) is an internationally recognized artist and one of the most preeminent living artists in the United States. He received the 2022 Recipient Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Sculpture Center.

He graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1966 and Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1968. He taught at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, from 1968 to 1976. He then moved to Splendora, TX, with his wife and artist-Charmaine Locke, where he founded the Lawndale Alternative Arts Space at the University of Houston in the late 70s.

His sculptures, drawings, and prints, which reflect his unique sensibility to natural forms, are in major art museums and public and private collections throughout the world, including the Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City; The country of Singapore; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. Surls currently resides and has his studio in Carbondale, CO, where he has lived since 1997. 

His large-scale steel sculpture, Walking Flower Times the Power of Five (above), is currently installed at the Gene Leahy Mall Park Sculpture Garden in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. Photo by Ben Semisch


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