Donald Baechler - Sculptures
Critics state that Donald Baechler’s work “puts him in the tribe of Twombly, Ryman, Rauschenberg, and Schwitters.” Recognized as a powerful presence in today’s contemporary art world, his work exudes a “conscious naiveté,” combining child-like innocence with unbridled sophistication. Since the mid-80’s, Donald Baechler’s repertoire expanded from drawings and collage into sculpture. Influenced by the work of Giotto, Warhol and Twombly, this ‘painter as sculptor’ transforms the very work he created two-dimensionally into monumental bronzes.
Born in Hartford, CT in 1956, Baechler studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Cooper Union, and the Staatliche Hochschule für bildende Künste, Städelschule, in Frankfurt, Germany. He has an international following and has exhibited in major museums world wide.
This exhibition is made possible in collaboration with Cheim and Read Gallery, NY.
On view thru October 8, 2011.