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Sullivan Goss is pleased to announce a new exhibition of contemporary metal sculpture of work by Ken Bortolazzo, Allen Linder, Nicholas Coroneos, and Evan Lewis, curated by Nathan Vonk.

Meld: A Survey of Contemporary Metal brings together four very distinct approaches to this medium. However, in each case the sculptures have an immediate visual appeal that is elevated by exquisite craftsmanship.

Ken Bortolazzo, one of America’s foremost kinetic sculptors, has recently been experimenting with forms that are more organic than the geometric work for which he is best known. These forms create a wonderful juxtaposition to the inorganic nature of the medium. The floral inspiration for these works also show off the graceful balance and motion which are hallmarks of his work.

Allen Linder has been a nationally exhibiting sculptor for over 25 years. His figurative sculptures create a beautiful contrast between the weighty physicality of the object and the whimsy of the characters. The immaculate surface finish that Linder achieves identifies the work of a master craftsman creating visions of an alternate reality. 

Nicholas Coroneos’ combination of six packs with church facades brings a bit of a subversive edge to the exhibition. This unholy union of the sacred and the profane is presented to accentuate the experience of viewing a precious relic. Nicholas moved to Santa Barbara in 2009. His work has been shown in galleries around Southern California, and this is his first exhibition at Sullivan Goss.

Evan Lewis is a Chicago sculptor whose work is collected nationwide. These kinetic works harken back to a time when metal work was done with a hammer and anvil. Yet, despite the violence of their creation, the results are incredibly delicate, and the tiniest breeze will bring them to life. His large scale work has been installed internationally, and was featured in the 1996 movie Twister.

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