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David Wiseman’s sculptural work is currently on display at gallery R20th Century. Delicate and graceful work in porcelain and bronze, it marks the first solo exhibition of new work by Mr. Wiseman. Specializing in unique, site-specific commissions, each is made by hand for its custom installation. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum recognized Wiseman’s achievements with the inclusion of his “Cherry Blossom Canopy” installation in the National Design Triennial 2006.
The exhibition is accompanied by a beautiful monograph featuring works shown as well as Wiseman’s process and inspiration.”David Wiseman draws on the natural world for his primary inspiration, yielding poetic and realistic renderings of extraordinary natural phenomena — blossoming branches in porcelain and bronze, the tangle of a pomegranate tree’s canopy beautifully orchestrated across a ceiling, a bird hidden in a bronze fireplace screen. In his unique lighting, fabricated natural and found elements mingle in illuminated branches and his “Collage” chandeliers.”
Images and excerpts sourced at R20th Century.