Soul of Stone:
Recent Works by Simon Doucet
June 16-22, 2016
Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 8PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Gallery d’Arte, 548 West 28th Street, Suite 338, New York City is pleased to present Soul of Stone: Simon Doucet. This show will run from June 16th -22th, 2016 with an opening reception on Thursday of June 16th from 6 to 9 pm.
Simon Doucet has created sculptures based on an exploration of the double-sided character of nature. He works with elaborate naturally formed stones which are viewed as reflections of deconstruction in the natural world: contemplative and balanced. The title Soul of Stone was inspired by Soul Music that originated in New York City in the late 1950s. His works have a rhythmical and energetic style like soul music. Doucet's pieces emerge from these aesthetics, imbued with features of contemporary environments. With color, scale and a variety of materials treated together, these artworks show nature’s balance and harmony.
His process achieves the timelessness and universality of the human condition. With clay, plaster, bronze and aluminum mesh panels, he uses various tools for the details. Doucet’s process is revealed by the well-worked surface of the sculpture, leaving one with a sense of the naturalness and liveliness creation. Feminine elements in his works are just as energetic, adding a wonderful balance to his work.
Simon Doucet was born in France and started studying sculpture from a young age, at the Atelier Potager Du Dauphin, in Meudon, near Paris. For several years, he dedicated his time to the Foundation Jean Arp, helping the curator to welcome visitors. He pursued his interest in sculpture and worked for some years at the Atelier Terre Et Feu in Lille, France. Now he is lecturing sculpture at the Art Students League in New York City since 2009.
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