Walter Horak

Walter Horak
ARTIST STATEMENT Working within a tradition that is several millennia old, I face the inevitable challenge of making the human form somehow relevant or original. Toward that end, I find compelling a notion advanced by art critic Donald Kuspit, who proposed that sculpture was “metaphor making in three dimensions”. My intention is to extend the figurative tradition through metaphor: to compare human form to other aspects of experience and in so doing to express metaphysical ideas of balance, tension, and temporality. Sources of inspiration can be wildly diverse, from calligraphy to modern dance, from plant forms to geology, from the efforts of other artists, ancient to contemporary. SELECTED EXHIBITIONS West Branch Gallery, Stowe, VT. 2017 Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, 2015 Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, MA 2014 South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend Indiana 2009 William Merrill Gallery, Laguna, CA 2009 Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME 2008 William Merrill Gallery, Laguna, CA 2007 Bill Hester Fine Art, Chapel Hill, NC 2007 Sculpture of Rhode Island, Newport, RI -2005 Nesto Gallery, Milton, MA -1986, 1997 Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2007 College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY -2002 EDUCATION B.A. Fine Arts, Harvard University M.F.A University of Massachusetts Dartmouth M.A.T (Master of Arts in Teaching) Rhode Island School of Design